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martes, 22 de noviembre de 2022

Interview with a Wilson's Snipe

An Interview with a Wilson’s Snipe

by Chrissy McClarren & Andy Reago

The Wilson’s Snipe is known for probing the muddy darkness and finding the yummies hidden within. She wields a long bill as she delves into the depths. Wondering what secrets she might be willing to share with us humans, I asked her the other day, "What serves you in your quest to reveal delight?"

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Snipe answered, "One, not questing alone. Quest with others, quest together."

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Snipe continued, "Two, step slowly and gingerly through the muck."

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Snipe added, "Three, hide from the world when necessary."

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Snipe persisted, "Four, straddle the abyss - don't dive in."

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Still pondering, Snipe said firmly, "Five, be sure to stay alert, ready, watchful, open, and calm, yes, calm.”

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“Oh, one last thing!” Snipe grinned as she thrust her bill inside the soil and insisted, half muffled, “Don’t hesitate to fly and screech rather loudly and raucously when moved."

(Photo Seven)

Shortly after finishing this piece, I gave Andy a kiss of joy after reading this to him and it sounded just like a Snipe’s flush call. Snipe don’t call, they kiss! “Kisses the joy as it flies,” Blake wrote in a line from his poem:

“He who binds to himself a joy
Does the winged life destroy;
He who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.”

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