The Wilson’s snipe is a common shorebird that enjoys the wet, grassy areas of early spring melt-water ponds. It uses its long, flexible bill to probe the ground; searching out earthworms and small invertebrates. As seen here, during the breeding season, the snipe exploits its flashy tail to attract mates and warn off rivals. It also has a peculiar way of flinging itself to one side if it senses any type of danger. One of our first spring signs, the Wilson’s Snipe signals the arrival of the rain in the marshes.
Music: “Walk In The Park” by Jason Shaw