Common Snipes

Went for a hike up Indian River valley yesterday. In the muskeg near the second bridge, I saw at least three different common snipes. I did not see any of them until they took off, but I watched where they landed and tried to approach carefully to get a picture. They blend in well and are easily spooked, so I ended up being startled a couple of times as they took off quite close to me (if only I had seen them first, I could have had a good picture). I do not know if they might nest in that location or not.

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