Common Snipe

Common Snipe
Gallinago gallinago

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Photo location - AZ

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November 13th 2005 at the Gilbert Arizona Water Ranch

I just happen to be scanning the shore line when I found this little guy all hunkkered down in the mud and water.
I have never seen them do this in the past.

I was about 50 feet from the bird and did not want to spook it into flying
away so hand holding my 400 VR lens I clicked of a couple of shots.

The sun was almost behind the bird so I had to over wxpose and that's why the images are not the best.


As it flew off a birder told me it was a Wilson's Snipe, he said he saw the white trailing edge of the wing which I did not.


A few images as of 12/23/05 same place




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