Monday, March 13, 2017

Wilson's Snipe

Hello,

My wild bird post and photos are on the Wilson's Snipe. Hubby and I have been able to find the Wilson's Snipe often during our visits to the Circle B Bar Reserve.



The Wilson's Snipe is a short stocky shorebird. It has also been known as the Common Snipe.



They have a long dark straight bill. They breed in marshes and bogs. They forage in mud eating insects, worms and plant material.




My youtube video of three Wilson's Snipes seen from the trail.





I hope you enjoyed the Wilson's Snipe and my photos. Thank you for stopping by and as always I appreciate your comments.

My list of memes for today, I hope to see you there. Thanks to both of the host below.

Thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday

70 comments:

Seraphinas Phantasie said...

HI Eileen,
marvelous photos of thoese wonderful birds.
Best, Synnöve

Linda said...

Eileen, your photos are beautiful! What a sweet, pretty bird! And I love the sounds in your video. So soothing. :) I hope you have a great week ahead!

RedPat said...

That is quite a bill, Eileen! They can search really deeply into the muck for things!

Sandra said...

in that second shot he sure doesn't look common to me. how beautiful with his striped feathers.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Very attractive birds!!! YAM xx

✿ chica said...

Que beleza,Eillen! um beijo,tudo de bom,chica

Florence said...

What a pretty bird! You got some wonderful photos.

Charlene N.K. said...

Fascinating! And they are beautiful!

Karen said...

Your photos and your new header are very nice. I always enjoy the photos you share.

Giga said...

Cute bird with a long beak, which they certainly helps when looking for food. Regards.

Tom said...

...a nice little thing!

Christine said...

Lovely to see this snipe in its habitat & feeding happily! It's beak is really long for foraging,
Have a lovely week!

Nancy J said...

It seems to me a hard life to poke your bill into the mud for some food.!!! Those feather details are magnificent.

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

A treat to watch your video of the Wilson's Snipe - seeing them wading and eating with those long thin beaks was a treat.
Joy

Lois said...

Lovely photos and I really enjoyed the video!

magnoliasntea said...

Lovely photos, and I really enjoyed the video. Thank you for sharing.
Have a great week!

Lowcarb team member said...

Lovely photo's a great video too.
These birds do have such a long beak/bill ... perfect for foraging!

All the best Jan

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great photos and video -- you are really good with that camera. Fascinating bird. I never knew until we came to Florida that there really was such a bird as a snipe. (We used to have a trick game when I was growing up in Podunk, Eastern Washington State, called a snipe hunt -- which was hunting for something that didn't really exist.... people weren't too smart there!)

krishna said...

beautiful picture of the cute bird..

Dianna said...

We were gone over the weekend, but I was happy to find your post for today. The Snipe has one serious beak! But after watching your video I understand why. :) Thank you so much for sharing.

Martin Kloess said...

Thank you for the marvelous pictures and video

The Furry Gnome said...

Really neat to see that! Enjoyed the video.

Lili Sulastri said...

Good morning, Eileen. Beautiful photos.

happyone said...

A great picture of an interesting bird.

Dee said...

They are such cute birds!

rupam sarma said...

Lovely Bird. Thanks for the post.
Greetings.

pattisjarrett said...

What a pretty bird!

Margaret Adamson said...

Always wonderful to seeSnipe although I have never seen that species as we sp not have it here.

Denise inVA said...

Fascinating little bird. I enjoyed the video also. Thank you Eileen and have a great week :)

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

How pretty! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias e gostei do video.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Mildred said...

Very fun to see the video, especially.
Enjoy your day.

Lynn said...

I love that second photo especially - lovely place and bird!

Andrea said...

Hi Eileen, that bird looks like an innocent one, haha! It still looks like a chick except for its already very long hunting weapon!

Marit Sønstebø said...

Hello Eileen!

Lovely post and photos! The Snipe was so beautiful. It have the same name here too, snipe :)

Happy Tuesday, enjoy your day! I hope the weather is ok. I have read about a snowstorm in the news here.

Rose said...

Great photos, Eileen, and I did enjoy that little video.

Laura. M said...

Good photos and a great video Eileen.
I've had problems with the Internet, I'm already here again.
Buen martes.
Besos.

Lady Fi said...

Such pretty shots.

Birgitta said...

Wonderful photos Eileen!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I DID enjoy them, I did.

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful shots of this bird.
Great to see how you've photograph him.

Best regards,
Marco

Debbie said...

awesome captures - loved the video!!!

Missy George said...

It's amazing how Mother nature provides it's critters with the tools they need to survive in their habitats...Great pictures..

Amy Franks said...

They remind me of our oyster catches but with different colours.

Linda W. said...

Wow, look at that beak! When I was a kid, we used to have "snipe hunts" at summer camp. I didn't realize snipes actually existed!

William Kendall said...

Pretty and distinctive!

Michelle said...

Great photos. That is one, long beak!

Pat Tillett said...

Great photos, great video, and good looking birds. Great post Eileen!

Lea said...

Great photos!
Hope you are having a good week!

The Yum List said...

Thanks for the introduction to the Wilson's Snipe. A new bird for me.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Really beautiful.. Love this bird. Cheers

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Snipe, well filmed Eileen.

David Gascoigne said...

Great shots of an enigmatic bird which is not always easy to find.

Prunella Pepperpot said...

What a wonderful bird the snipe is, great photographs Eileen.
ave a fantastic Wednesday :)

Sharon Wagner said...

No gripes about seeing snipes! I finally had a good spoonbill sighting in Florida. A pretty good photo too.

Cloudia said...

Sweet Snipe :)

Les Fous du Cap said...

La bécassine est un très bel oiseau ;-)
Céline & Philippe

amo sin blogg said...

Wonderful wild birds.
I think it's like birds here by the sea ??

Happy week ahead from Anne-Mari

Mary Cromer said...

You are so fortunate to be seeing so many wonderful wildlife creatures and birds at the ranch. The Snipe is a bird that I would enjoy seeing one day as well. I had never really paid any attention to images of them in the past and recently have been seeing posts with them and I am intrigued. Have a wonderful week my friend~

Our photos said...

Very nice !

Country Gal said...

Wonderful photos and video . They are interesting birds to watch . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a cutie! Looks like a short plump Limpkin a little. Ha! Nice photography! Have a great Thursday tomorrow and a safe trip up North.

Lynne said...

Wilson Snipes you say . . .
Great pics Eileen . . ,

Beth @ PlantPostings said...

What a fun bird! Your posts are always so hopeful. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed the video, too--the movements of the Wilson's Snipe are so unique.

Sussi said...

great photos!

Andrea Priebe said...

Have never seen a Snipe in our area though I think they are related to the Woodcock which we do have here. Great shots Eileen ... do they have the same interesting mating ritual as the Woodcock? Be well ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Eileen. I'm running a bit behind on my blog reading. What a cute bird, whose bill is long and straight. Wilson's Snipe is an interesting name, and, I enjoyed your video of the birds. Have a great afternoon!

A Colorful World said...

I really love this bird! What a great sighting...and great photos!

Rambling Woods said...

Thank you for sharing the video as it really shows how they search for food Eileen...Michelle

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing!!!!! Stunning!!!! Love the video.

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