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  1. WILLs

    WILLs

    Grey and dull-looking when resting or foraging, the WILLs become quite stunning when they spread those black-and-white wings.
  2. Longbills and longer bills

    Longbills and longer bills

    Just a sampling from among the larger waders waiting out the tide along the west shore of the Millbrae wetlands. Long-billed Dowitchers, Willets, and Marbled Godwits.
  3. The hundreds and thousands

    The hundreds and thousands

    A quick view of that remnant of tidal marsh at Bayfront Park, Millbrae. Here it's partially hidden under a rising tide. Most visible of the "hundreds and thousands" are American Avocets standing in the shallows and (mostly, I think) Willets waiting out the tide along the shore. There were...
  4. A wetlands remnant

    A wetlands remnant

    An informative sign told that the whole 2-mile stretch I'd just walked plus the next several miles of airport and industrial area had once been a vast tidal marsh, now mostly drained and "developed". But one patch does remain right where the trail is interrupted at the south end of the airport...
  5. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata) adult.
  6. Willet (precocial youngster)

    Willet (precocial youngster)

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata) a precocial youngster probably no more than a few days old.
  7. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
  8. Willet

    Willet

    Willet with breakfast
  9. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata)
  10. Willet

    Willet

    This common shorebird looks uniformly drab gray in non-breeding plumage but for a short time in Spring we see them in this heavily mottled and barred breeding plumage. If you look carefully, you can see a few retained worn, plain gray winter feathers. The Willet is a strictly North American...
  11. Willet

    Willet

    This common shorebird looks uniformly drab gray in non-breeding plumage until it spreads its wings offering a very different appearance. The Willet is a strictly North American breeding bird with two populations. This is the larger "Western Willet" (T. s. inornata) which breeds inland in the...
  12. willet

    willet

  13. T

    My first Eastern ssp. Willet? Plum Island, MA, USA

    Hello, I've never tried to learn Willet subspecies, but finally decided now is the time. This is my first attempt. Is this an Eastern Willet? Thank you!
  14. Willet

    Willet

    The Willet is divided into two distinct populations. I believe this is the smaller, thicker-billed nominate race, "T. s. semipalmata" which breeds in coastal areas of the Eastern United States from Newfoundland to Mexico. The larger western race, "T. s. inornata," breeds in the Plains and Great...
  15. Willet.jpg

    Willet.jpg

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata)
  16. Willet.jpg

    Willet.jpg

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata)
  17. Willet

    Willet

    Just if I had the iso maybe one setting lower.
  18. Willet

    Willet

    This common shorebird looks uniformly drab gray in non-breeding plumage until it spreads its wings offering a very different appearance. The Willet is a strictly North American breeding bird with two populations. This is the larger "Western Willet" which breeds inland in the Great Basin and...
  19. From left to right the Snowy Egret and a Willet in winter plumage.

    From left to right the Snowy Egret and a Willet in winter plumage.

    Snowy White Egret and Willet in winter plumage. If I don't' see you before Christmas then let me say, "Merry Christmas, and God Bless You All.
  20. Willet

    Willet

    Same beach as the Snowy Egret. It was really coo to see! Brown Pelicans were everywhere but I never got a good chance to take a picture. Maybe Tomorrow!
  21. surfbird and willet

    surfbird and willet

  22. Sharing

    Sharing

    Mostly the waders along the Bay Trail sort themselves into flocks-of-a-feather, but these two were sharing a rock quite amicably as they waited for the tide to go out.
  23. Plain

    Plain

    until they lift their wings. I left Martinez early the next morning, ran errands in Berkeley, met up briefly with my niece and her two kids, then drove to my hotel near the SF Airport. I arrived early enough that I could take a long pre-dinner walk along the Bay Trail. Mostly just the usual...
  24. Willet

    Willet

    Willet (Tringa semipalmata semipalmata inornata) Rockport Beach Park, Rockport, Aransas County, Texas, USA. I get to go out of town again to another dog show for my wife. I will be back on Monday. Everyone enjoy your weekend!
  25. David and Goliath (shorebird style)...

    David and Goliath (shorebird style)...

    I thought this comical.
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