[Tweeters] Edmonds marsh snipe alert

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 25 21:01:57 PDT 2013

Three snipes were seen this afternoon (Monday 3/25) from the west (#1) viewing platform.  One made a brief cameo appearance, one bathed itself then disappeared back into the cattails, and one remained at the plant/mud/water interface to hunt for food.

The water level in the marsh was the highest I have seen for over a month.   The snipes like it when the water level is just below the bottom of the plants so they can walk on the mud and use their excellent camouflage to blend into the plants directly behind them while they are dipping into the water for food.

Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA

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