capella (diminutive of caper, goat, in allusion to its goat-like bleating sounds during territorial flights) gallinago (a hen)
Saturday, September 1, 1979 — 8:00 am
Manotowish Waters, Wisconsin — Powell Marsh Wildlife Area
My fiancee and I spent a weekend in Northern Wisconsin with a couple friend. One day we drove to Black River Harbor on Lake Superior. On the way up, we stopped at Powell Marsh. A Common Snipe was picking about on a small mud flat in the open part of the marsh near the parking lot.