Saturday, October 9, 2010

Camera Critter #131

This year was a good year for me during my visits to the Redmond sewage ponds. 

I was able to photograph new birds and a couple of rare birds which I found at the ponds.

One of the new birds was a Wilson’s Snipe.

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I watched this bird poke around the shoreline for a meal and then continued on my way.  After taking a few steps, I turned and looked at the snipe and saw it had moved into a weedy area and had hunkered down.  I decided to take another photo of it.

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It wasn’t until I got home and was looking at the photos, that I noticed there was a second snipe to the left of the first one I saw.

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7 comments:

Misty Dawn said...

Wanna go snipe huntin? hehe
I think they are neat looking birds with their long beaks.

BJ Roan said...

I haven't seen a snipe before. Interesting. Nice surprise, huh?

i beati said...

I love to watch them walk about

cat said...

They are so cute :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I've never seen a snipe so these shots are a treat. Well done.

Kay L. Davies said...

They're sure well camouflaged, no wonder you didn't see the other one until you looked closely at the photos.
Good for you, capturing such good shots.

Kay, Alberta

Oskar said...

I didn't know that snipes were actually real.

I'm glad that you got to see 2 of them!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar