Sunday, April 17, 2011

More migrating Wilson's Snipe: a photo study

Here are the rest of the photos of the Wilson's Snipe I found in the flooded fields in Florence this week. I like the top one as it shows just how well this species can be camouflaged when lying down in a field.
The middle two pics show the back plumage which is boldly striped and the short organge tail. The length of the bill is also clearly seen.
The bottom pic shows off the bold stripes on it's head. Again, double-click on each pic to enlarge (and then you can click again to super enlarge the pics). SeEtta