Tuesday, January 28, 2014


The willet is a shorebird in the sandpiper family with gray legs, a long, straight and dark bill, with a body that is dark gray above and light gray underneath. It has a white tail with a dark band at the end. They forage on mud flats or in shallow water for insects, crustaceans and marine worms. They are a species at risk because of habitation loss. I saw some willets at the Canaveral National Seashore on Cape Canaveral in Florida, very near the Kennedy Space Center. 
The willet: long, straight, dark bill with dark gray above and light gray underneath.
The willet: gray legs.
The willet darts about the waves as they come in and out. The dark band at the end of the tail is visible. 

Foraging for food in shallow water. 

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