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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Sheepish Snipe

What a week-3 full days of meetings and training on water issues. Today was my first day without a meeting but have some more training on water issues tomorrow. So much for being retired.

Anyway, I did finally get a chance to do some birding today and ran across this Wilson's Snipe behaving normally--shy/sheepish/timid, all good descriptors for this generally reticent species. Their cryptic plumage allows them to blend into their environment and be hard to see even when in clear view.

This bird was about 25-30 feet away when I took this photo. Be sure to double-click on the photo to see the bird's features.


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