Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

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[Mystery bird] Wilson’s Snipe, Gallinago delicata, photographed in San Bernard Refuge, Texas. [I will identify this bird for you tomorrow]

Image: Joseph Kennedy, 2 March 2009 [larger view].

Nikon D200, Kowa 883 telescope with TSN-PZ camera eyepiece 1/400s f/8.0 at 1000.0mm iso400

Please name at least one field mark that supports your identification.

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  1. #1 Richard Simons
    May 27, 2009

    From the lines on the back and the head I’d say a snipe.

  2. #2 travelgirl
    May 27, 2009

    common/wilson’s snipe

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