Thanks for sharing your video, Steve!
This would appear to be distraction display by the snipe, indicating that
you were probably quite near its nest.
From: Vermont Birds [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Steve
Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:44 PM
To: [log in to unmask]
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Snipe sounds
On Wed, Apr 28, 2010 at 7:11 AM, Barbara Miles <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> The BBC has an article about snipe sounds and a video of the tail feather
> that makes the sound:
On Sunday I had a unique experience with a Wilson's Snipe in
Waterbury. It kept running up to within inches of me and calling. I
was able to make a video it. Watch it here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7orKmkE59Bo (It's most impressive about
1 minute in.)
I was also able to make quite a few, really sharp and close-up,
eye-level photographs of him but haven't had time to down convert them
for web publication yet. Hope to find time to do that later this week.
All the best,