Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wilson's Snipes, December 13, 2017

Wild Bird Wednesday, Wednesday Around The World, I'd Rather B Birdin', and
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W is for Wilson's Snipe

Tupelo, Mississippi, USA, November 27, 2017
Wilson's Snipes, Gallinago delicata, are migratory birds that we see here in the southern United States only in the Winter. Their Summer breeding grounds are in the northern United States and Canada.

They use their long bills to probe the water and muddy shores for insect larva, earthworms, snails, and other small invertebrates. 

This one pulled something (a worm?) from the ground, walked a few steps to the water's edge, and dipped it in the water before eating it.

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  1. ...what great shots of this little critter.

  2. summerlike images... quit a treat right now with the cold and white world, which is ours overhere these days

    Have a ♥-warming ABC-Wednes-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

  3. Hello, great shots of the Snipe! They are one of my favorite birds.
    Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

  4. Wonderful pictures of a bird that I've always found difficult to capture on camera. Congrats!

  5. Rinsing it off a bit before eating it!

  6. What fun...digging in the mud for it's food...I think this chap is gorgeous even with mud on it's bill~

  7. Cool beak! I remember hearing about snipe hunts, but they were not real.

  8. Such a lovely bird. Especially love the coloring on the head.

  9. FANtastic Lea. And such wonderful reflections of the snipe. They're so elusive, such excellent photos.

    As always, thanks for sharing your post with us at I'd Rather B Birdin'. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

  10. Nice shots of the Wilson's Snipe. It's a new bird for me. I really like that you posted where the photo was taken. I wish more blogs had that information. It keeps me from spending so much time trying to figure out the bird location. Have a great week ahead and Happy Sunday!

  11. We just had bird counting day in our home town. Lots of people from the Nature Society participate. - Margy


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