Common Snipe on New Section of Mad River Path

Posted on Thursday 4 June 2009


This Common Snipe called many times before it posed on a light fixture above the outdoor skating rink in Waitsfield, perhaps trying to ward off trespassers from trampling a nest of offspring nearby in a wetland meadow.  Eight Mad Birders got great looks at it on a weekly Spring Migration Walk on the new section of the Mad River Path, which includes a  boardwalk that runs between the Big Picture Theater on Carroll Road and the Skatium.  Thirty four species of birds were seen or heard on the walk, including a Swainson’s Thrush!   Bill Martin took the photo.

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