Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Wilson's Snipe

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's wild bird I am sharing the Wilson's Snipe seen at the Swan Harbor Farms in Harve de Grace, Md.  Swan Harbor Farms is known as a birding hotspot, last year I did this Swan Harbor post....it-was-rail-day. The Snipe is one of my favorite birds.


The Wilson's Snipe has greenish legs and a large straight dark bill.


They breed in marshes, bogs and tundra. They forage in soft mud looking for their food.


They are shy birds and are usually well camouflaged in the grasses..


Where's Waldo shot... there are two Snipes in this shot above can you find both of them?



 I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

48 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

Very cool shots of the snipe in the grass. I don't think snipes have made their way back to Ontario yet...but I'm looking for some. ;)

Mama Zen said...

Great captures, Eileen!

Adam Jones said...

What a brilliant bird and superb images Eileen. Very jealous. I want to see one.

mick said...

Great photos of the Snipe. It is really well hidden among all the grass.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, Lovely bird! I have not seen any Snipes. Makes me think of the saying "Going on a Snipe Hunt" (not a Squeegie Hunt) which to my late father meant, doing something that would not be very successful. Funny how that old saying was passed along (my ancestors colonized MD in Baltimore). Who can say why that saying came to mean what it did to my dad? Have a great Wednesday tomorrow!

Leora said...

The snipe looks a lot like the grass - he must be a hard bird to capture. Thanks for sharing, Eileen!

Rose said...

Such a cute little fellow...sometimes I look at them and think those long bills would feel awkward. Yet I know they need them...

Lisa Comperry said...

I love your blog and pics..I am you newest follower :-)))

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Eileen, enjoyed this wild bird post and the wonderful shots you captured of this beautiful bird.
Have a nice day. CM

Wandering Wren said...

As a shy bird myself, I can relate to the Snipes! We call it 'Where's Wally?' here always love to spot the differences as well as find the Snipes! Happy Anniversary to you both!
Wren x

Margaret Adamson said...

A fantastic find. They are so hard to find as they blend into their environment so well but you got good shots Eileen.

Andrew Fulton said...

Amusing... fantastic images.

Missy George said...

Very cool..Great catch..He's well hidden indeed..Enjoy your evening..

pattisjarrett said...

They are cute--and well-camouflaged!

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

They sure camouflage well! Superb captures, Eileen.

June Caedmon said...

They blend in rather well, don't they, Eileen! What a neat bird, I can see why they are one of your favorites!

Lynne said...

Wow . . . look at that bill . . .

Elaine said...

The snipe is a master of disguise! Lovely photos!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Hi Eileen,
fabulous photos of this rare bird.
Best regards, Synnöve

handmade by amalia said...

Talk about camouflage! How well he blends with the environment.
Amalia
xo

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! The snipe is very cute. Thanks for sharing.

Tom said...

Great camo! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Bob Bushell said...

Very nice Eileen.

DeniseinVA said...

I can see why it is a favorite bird, it is beautiful! Great photos Eileen and happy day to you :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I enlarged the photos...outstanding!!! Great post as always.

magiceye said...

They are well camouflaged. Cool captures!!

John's Island said...

Hi Eileen, These are some neat photos of Wilson's Snipe. When you say that you posted these last year on "it-was-rail-day" you were not talking trains, were you? :-) Have a great day!

Frank said...

Snipes have such a cryptic plumage and you did a brilliant job to get the Wilson's in the frame.

Chandra Eswaran said...

What a cool bird! The beak is well designed for foraging in the mud to find food.
Great captcha, Eileen!
Have a Beautiful Day!!
Peace :)

Black Jack's Carol said...

What an interesting bird. Great job getting some very difficult shots. I did see the two Snipes :) Have a happy day, Eileen!

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photos and yes i can see both shipe!

Noushka said...

Hello Eileen, amazing series on the Wilson snipe. Brilliant close ups, Have a happy day!

Helma said...

The snipe is also eem beautiful bird. Nice of you to bring this to the fore :-) alvst I wish you a very nice weekend Eileen :-)

Rambling Woods said...

Great captures of this shy bird. Cute bird too. It makes me wonder where the term "don't snipe at me" comes from. I am going to have to look that up.. Have a great weekend coming up Eileen.. Michelle

Beth said...

What a beautiful bird, Eileen! You are really great at photographing birds and identifying them. I've learned a lot from you.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
What a beautiful bird!!Great captures!Gorgeous images with the bird in the grass!Have a happy week ahead!
Dimi...

NatureFootstep said...

I did find the second one. But it was not easy :)

Pat said...

Great captures. You have to have a good eye to spot them.

Our photos said...

Very nice !

"E." Lizard Breath Speaks, It's Beth said...

wow, he/she is pretty much camouflaged. wow wee!! what a cutie. glad you got him in a few close-ups. ( ;

Marie C said...

Such an elusive bird! Also one of my favorites. You got some great photos!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Eileen, I truly wonder where they get these names from!!!! Great photos, as ever!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your photos are always so amazing! I love the snipe and you photos in Kissimmee are incredible!
Hugs,
Patti

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; Oh, they are snipes♪ How well they camouflaged in the grasses:-) Love their long beaks. Thank you very much for introducing this rare bird (for me).

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

carolann said...

Your pictures are very lovely and I like how you are so explanatory with each frame. It is nice to know what is what and where taken.

Thanks.

Debbie said...

what an amazing eye you have eileen, this critter sure is well camouflaged!!!!

Bethany Carson said...

Yes, I can see both birds--though they are very well camoflauged! Great job finding them!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

How did you ever see the snipe to photograph??? I've been snipe hunting --- only once!!! It was in a field of corn that was wayyyy taller than me!!

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