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Wilson’s Snipe

The name of the Common Snipe has now officially been changed to Wilson’s Snipe. This snipe, an uncommonly tame specimen, spent a few weeks at Sherwood in Feb-Mar of 2006. After years of spooking these subject before I could get close enough for a decent shot, this guy was a real treat. I found I could walk up to within 20 feet or so, and get all the shots I wanted, including some of him pulling worms out of the ground.
March 2006