Friday, June 7, 2013

Western Willet: Shorebird with grey legs and long grey beak

This Western Willet, a mottled grey, buff, white shorebird, was feeding in one of our insta-spring-lakes near Regina, Saskatchewan.

It dipped and bobbed its way across the flooded area beside the grid road, swallowed morsels of something it plucked from the water, then ambled on.

Western Willet. Photo © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved.
Western Willet, near Regina, Saskatchewan.   © SB

What is this?  
Willet Chevalier semipalmé
Location: Temporary slough, south east of Regina, Saskatchewan.
Photo date: May 26, 2013. 


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