14 thoughts on “Wilsons Snipe

  1. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature

    Great capture. I have never seen one standing there. Usually I unintentionally flush them, and don’t think fast enough to get my camera ready.

  2. Gorgeous photograph! We’ve been eagerly awaiting their return, and finally last weekend heard them ‘winnowing’ and spotted several flying high above the marsh. One of my favourite birds, though I rarely get to see them close. I love their big eyes 🙂

  3. indiasologuy

    Great blog – love your photos (especially the monochromes). This snipe looks very similar to the one I saw at Chilika, India – such a surprise.

    1. Hi and thanks for the feedback and stopping by the blog. We appreciate the comments. Is there a specific Asian species of snipe in India or did one of these guys get off course and end up there. Must have been quite a journey if he did> have a wonderful day.

      1. indiasologuy

        Hi Mike, There is a south asian species called the greater painted snipe. However, what I saw at the chilika lagoon was Swinhoe’s snipe. It breeds in Siberia and Mongolia and migrates to southern and eastern India. cheers!

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