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Jack Snipe

Careful footsteps, boggy ground,

Jack snipe hide, rarely found

Resting here, 'neath path of crow

Do they see what lurks below?

Bunting in the reeds do sing

Suddenly the snipe take wing

Erupting call as to the sky

Camouflage starts to fly

Yet quieter without a sound

Lifting up from flooded ground

The jack snipe lowly flies away

Alas, we will not meet today

Feb 2014