Spot the snipe!

Speaking of snipe (see previous post), can you see this one? Yes, this is a real snipe hunt, not a bogus one inflicted on young campers. The photos come from Stephen Barnard in Idaho, with his notes indented. Click photos to enlarge; reveal at 11 a.m. Chicago time.

1. Extremely difficult. Nearly impossible in my opinion, although the bird is clearly visible, if not visually identifiable. I knew it was there because I heard it calling.

2. Much easier.


  1. Posted May 7, 2017 at 8:27 am | Permalink

    Nope, couldn’t see in any of the pictures. What a smart bird huh? đŸ™‚

  2. Posted May 7, 2017 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I see 4-5 possible snipes in the first one. Is that good?
    The 2nd one was easy for me.

    • Randy schenck
      Posted May 7, 2017 at 8:54 am | Permalink

      If you are seeing 4 or 5 I think they call that bird brain.

      I see it in the second photo, not in the water.

  3. GBJames
    Posted May 7, 2017 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    Found it first in the second photo. That made it easier in the first photo.

    I almost didn’t try, remembering the earlier “find the pelican” photo that Stephen offered us. That one was impossible, IMO.

  4. marlonrh
    Posted May 7, 2017 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    The first nigh of Boy Scout camp (summer of 1962?), I was sent on a snipe hunt. As I recall, the hunt required a flashlight, a paper grocery bag, and my middle finger vigorously thumping the bag while I sat in the darkest part of the woods. The hunt was unsuccessful, but this may be where I learned how to take a joke.

    • Randy schenck
      Posted May 7, 2017 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      Very much like sending the new guy at the airport out to get a bucket of prop wash.

      • marlonrh
        Posted May 7, 2017 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

        And I understand that a new batboy on a major league baseball team is likely to be sent running out onto the field to find out which umpire has the keys to the bullpen.

  5. Posted May 7, 2017 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    I genuinely think I have it in the first one now.

  6. Diane G.
    Posted May 8, 2017 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    I always come to these after the reveal but I look first anyway. As per Stephen’s evaluations, the first one was impossible for me, the second a piece of cake. đŸ™‚

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