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Feb 10, 2017

A case of camouflage

Photo by Dave Kemp
One Greater Yellowlegs and 15 Snipe
This is a photo taken by my birding friend, Dave Kemp, out in Fraser, British Columbia.   It shows a a very obvious Greater Yellowlegs among some wetlands.   Not so obvious are the 15 Common Snipe sitting tight and gathered around and about the solitary yellowlegs.   If a hawk, hunting overhead, were to pounce on this group of waders, I think the hawk would have its eye on the yellowlegs, first and foremost.
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