Sunday, June 19, 2016

Willet landing on gravel road near Regina

Another evening, another bird landing in gravel beside us — this time, a Willet, a large, grayish-brown shorebird that nests on the prairies. The Willet walked in front of our car for several minutes, and then lifted its bold-striped wings and flew.

Willet. Copyright © Shelley Banks, all rights reserved
Willet near sunset, on a gravel road beside a Saskatchewan slough. © SB

What is this? A Western Willet in breeding plumage Chevalier semipalmé
Location: Beside a slough, near Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Photo date: May 24, 2016.


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