Nature clicks #155 - Wilson's Snipe

Wilson's Snipe  

Hard to believe that this photo was made already more than three weeks ago during my last visit in the Green Island Wetlands. For the first time I saw a Wilson's Snipe. It is fun to watch how they continuously hammer their bill into the mud in search for food. The problem with a shot like that is the muddy shore which is not very attractive. I tried to overcome this by applying a strong vignette around the bird to keep your eye on the bird and not let it wander around between all the clutter in the mud. The breeding grounds of the Wilson's Snipe are stretching from Northern Iowa pretty much all over Canada, and so we may see this bird here only during migration. I hope you still enjoy, even if this is already "the snow from yesterday".... ;-)