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Wilson’s Snipe Nest and Eggs

Wilson’s Snipes nest on the ground, often under overhanging vegetation. The site, though often adjacent to or surrounded by water, is usually dry and elevated. The female scrapes several depressions in the ground, molding a cup shape with her body. Then she selects one site for the nest, to which she adds grasses, sedges and leaves. The clutch is usually 4 eggs, light buff and heavily spotted with brown especially at the larger end. The female incubates the eggs for 18-20 days, and chicks fledge about 15 days after hatching.