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Old Thursday 4th June 2009, 01:04   #1
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willet, BVI?

The beak looks longer than in my fieldguide but I believe this is a willet. Would anyone care to confirm?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep-blue/3593286669/
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/deep-blue/3594094474/

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Old Thursday 4th June 2009, 01:52   #2
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A "Western" Willet. They have a longer bill than the eastern form, which is more prevalent on the East Coast, and I presume on the Virgin Islands.

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Nothing else it could be with that bill
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Thanks guys. I didn't really see what else it could be either but I have very little experience (1 other bird) of these guys and since it didn't exactly match the book I wanted to check.
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