Friday, May 14, 2010

Camera-Critters #110: Willet

Continuos with my ABC Wednesday blog where I described my walk through the Great Flat Pond Trail at South Cape State Park of Cape Cod, here I show the Willet that I saw when I continued my walk between the beach and the Sedge Lot Pond.  The trail took me through the sand dunes along the coast and I could have a good view to the Sedge Lot Pond inland.  At this time of the year, we can see a lot of migratory birds.  A large flock of mute swans were at the lake.  I have shown photographs of them in flight last year at Camera-Critters #63.

The willet is a shore bird in the sandpiper family.  It wonders on the beach picking clams from the sand.  I could get quite close to get descent shots of the bird.

Well, may be I was too close for its comfort.

Up to the sky!

Notice the very clear marking on the body and the broad white wingstripe on the wings, exactly as described in the Sibley Guide for adult breeding eastern willet (Apr-Aug).

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6 comments:

Manang Kim said...

Great shots! I wish I could take a picture like that. Happy weekend!

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Carol said...

I like all of these. Nice detail when enlarged. Birds in flight are especially beautiful.

Denise said...

I really enjoy looking at shore birds. Your photos are lovely!

EG Wow said...

Beautiful photos! I have tried to get close to sandpipers and they are skittish, so I imagine willets are skittish too. Very well captured!

Janie said...

Great pictures of the willet. I really like the action shots as it takes off flying.

Reader Wil said...

Excellent photos as always! What a beautiful bird!

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