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Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
The Wilson's Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is a common and widespread species. It breeds across the northern half of the United States and throughout Canada. It winters in the southern half of the United States, throughout Mexico and Central America and even into northern South America. Most field guides still refer to this particular species as Common Snipe, but it was changed to Wilson's Snipe recently by the A.O.U. The bird lives in wet, marshy areas where it probes into the mud with its very long, straight bill. The first four images were taken in southern Tamaulipas, Mexico, in December, 2004. These shots were digital captures with with a Canon EOS 1D Mark II and EF 600mm F/4 L IS lens and 1.4X extender.
This shot was taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in December, 2004, with the same camera gear as the preceding images.
This shot was taken in Austin, Travis Co., Texas, in December, 2005, with the same camera gear as the preceding images.
The vocalizing Wilson's Snipe on the right was at Nome, Alaska, in May, 2012.
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
sleeping
Port Aransas,
Nueces Co., Texas
21 December 2015
Lat 27.827768, Lon -97.079477
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Hornsby Bend,
Austin,
Travis Co., Texas
14 January 2016
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Sea Rim State Park,
Jefferson Co., Texas
4 April 2017
Wilson's Snipe
Gallinago delicata
Sea Rim State Park,
Jefferson Co., Texas
4 April 2017