Sunday, May 13, 2007

Wilson's Snipe nest

There were, as usual, many memorable encounters during my recent trip to eastern Oregon, but one that will remain clear in memory longer than most others was my chance discovery of the nest and eggs of a Wilson's Snipe. It was on marshy ground in a patch of last year's cattails where the new sprouts were just coming up. The bird tried to draw me away by pretending to be crippled, but I stayed just long enough to find the nest and snap a few photos. The eggs blended in well with the greens and browns of new and old leaves and stems.


At 6:30 AM, Blogger KV said...

thanks! great shot of the snipe...reminds me of one that posed so nicely on the Audubon May trip to Malheu.


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