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Willet

CAtoptrophorus semipalmatus

Description:

Large shorebird , 15"

Habitat:

Sandy beach

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5 Comments

HeatherMiller
HeatherMiller 9 years ago

White sandy beaches are common in several spots on the Gulf Coast. They are especially beautiful when they blow into sand dunes. I'm up in Destin, FL and the beaches are the same exact color as your beaches. The water is usually warmer than the Atlantic Ocean during the same times of year, so the fish population is different, therefor the birds are different.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Oh great beaches....Wonderful to know..!!

ceherzog
ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks.

Yes, Siesta Key Beach is noted for it's white "sugar" sand. It's pretty wonderful...never gets hot to walk on. Our beach was voted #1 in the nation this year!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Second picture gives look of snow field where this bird is located..must be white sand.

birdlady6000
birdlady6000 9 years ago

I especially love this one with the waves and the willet!

ceherzog
Spotted by
ceherzog

Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 9, 2011
Submitted on Apr 9, 2011

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