I’ll interrupt the Florida series to post an unusual bird I captured today.
While checking out a wetland on our family farm I flushed a small flock of birds which I thought were woodcock. I thought it unusual for woodcock to be in this grassy wetland. These birds flushed, flew a short distance and dropped back into the wetland. As I approached it was nearly impossible to see them as they sat very still. Fortunately I did manage to pick out a couple of birds in spite of their excellent camouflage.
While working with the photos I realized that these were not woodcock. A trip to the bird guides informed me that they are Common Snipe.