You birders know how hard it can be to get eyes on a Snipe or Sora.
Over time I have come to the conclusion that almost no bird really fears human beings and are hiding from us. It certainly can seem that way at times, but I suspect they just make a living working in really secluded environs.
Usually these are "hard" birds, but I must have a hundred photos of Wilson's Snipe walking out in open sunlight. It is always on their terms not on ours.
Ask me tomorrow about the Berg Theory Of Bird Fear and I will likely argue that it is a crock of shit.