Date: 4/27/19 5:46 am From: 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...> Subject: [ia-bird] Displaying Snipe, Johnson Co.
Last night after sunset at least one Wilson's Snipe was performing its winnowing flight display at Williams Prairie in Johnson County. (The eerie winnowing sound is made by air rushing through the outer two tail feathers as the bird dives.) It displayed continuously for over 20 minutes, and at times it sounded like it flew right over us, but we never spotted it. Several other snipe were present as evidenced by their rasping 'scaip' calls.