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Wilson's Snipe - Ottawa, Ontario by Michael Cummings

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“Wilson’s Snipe (Gallinago delicata) is a small, stocky shorebird. This species was formerly considered to be a subspecies of the Common Snipe, G. gallinago. Wilson’s Snipe differs from the latter species in having a narrower white edge to the wings, and eight pairs of tail feathers instead of seven.

Adults are 23–28 cm in length with a 39–45 cm wingspan. They have short greenish-grey legs and a very long straight dark bill. The body is mottled brown on top and pale underneath. They have a dark stripe through the eye, with light stripes above and below it. The wings are pointed" Wikipedia

Nikon D300
ISO 400
EV 0.00
Pattern Metering
No Flash
550 MM
Hand Held
WB Cloudy


bird, cedar, flying, marsh, ponds, post, roadside, swamp, wilsons snipe, wings


  • Catherine  Howell
    Catherine Howellover 4 years ago

    really gorgeous, Michael!

  • Thank you Catherine

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image with excellent detail and colors.

  • Thank you Rosalie

    – Michael Cummings

  • flyfish70
    flyfish70over 4 years ago

    Very beautiful bird, nicely captured!!!!!

  • Thanks Fly

    – Michael Cummings

  • Daniel  Parent
    Daniel Parentover 4 years ago

    Nice capture Mike

  • Thanks Dan

    – Michael Cummings

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 4 years ago

    Great capture. Well done…Tom

  • Thanks very much Tom

    – Michael Cummings

  • Rick  Friedle
    Rick Friedleover 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks Rick

    – Michael Cummings

  • Bill McMullen
    Bill McMullenover 4 years ago

    Great looking photo, Michael. Way to catch it in the open.

  • I have to give Wade credit for spotting it and telling me about it. We were lucky it was still there when we got back to the spot

    – Michael Cummings

  • shadyuk
    shadyukover 4 years ago

    Excellent capture

  • Thanks Shady

    – Michael Cummings

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2over 4 years ago

    lovely shot!

  • Thank you Dougie

    – Michael Cummings

  • byronbackyard
    byronbackyardover 4 years ago

    Nice shot … they are so hard to photograph here. We have Latham’s Snipe but they take off the minute they know you’re around!

  • They are very similar in that they usually take off as well, I got real lucky this one stayed long enough for me to get a shot.

    – Michael Cummings

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