A Snipe Hunt
Do you remember when you were just a youngster and were taken on a night time hunt to try and catch the ever elusive Snipe? You were taught the secret call, such as, Whoop! Whoop! or maybe how to bang two rocks or sticks together in a certain way before being taken out in to the woods to sit alone very quietly holding a burlap bag or pillow case open in hopes of catching a Snipe. I didn’t catch one either.
I did, however, catch this one on camera recently in a birding center in Port Aransas, Texas.
The Snipe lurks in marshes, damp fields, muddy edges of creeks, solitary and often unseen.