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Drumming in the hills

I’m close to the ridge behind the farm
when I hear a sound for the first time in a while.
Another small wonder that we may be losing:
the drumming of a snipe.
It is misnamed.
The sound, made I think by the wings rather than the throat,
is an echoing vibrato like a South American wind instrument.
I pan the scene with a video
hoping to record it
but no repeats,
just wind
and rain
and hills.
Typical really.

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