Bird #47 — Common Snipe

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.

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