Beach Bird Heuristics for Rich

May 10, 2014 -  Then they reconvened together on the beach, with this willet looking on as chaperone....  Like this pair of Willets, who had a long pre-mating ritual.... Read more

Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary

July 26, 2011 - All the times I've visited Fort De Soto, I've wanted to get pictures of the Willets in flight.... I finally got my sharp flight shot of a Willet.... Read more


Tiny Stilts and Willets at Merritt Island NWR

June 12, 2011 - Black-Necked Stilts: Parent and chick I was also lucky to find a Willet with her young chick.  I'd never seen a baby Willet before.  These guys were just running along one of the mud flats on East Gator Creek.  They ran so fast that I only had a few seconds…... Read more

Of Drunken Sailors and Crab Legs (Fort De Soto)

May 21, 2011 - Brown Pelican I went up on the dunes to search for the baby Wilson's Plovers.  I didn't find them, but I did run into several Willets who were hanging out in the beachy grasses.  I thought the soft grasses made a nice background for a portrait: Willet At the far…... Read more

Sunrise at Fort De Soto

April 23, 2011 - Reddish Egret with nesting material The Willets kept posing for me and I kept photographing them, loving the nice portraits that they made against the blue water.... Willet I know the Black-Bellied Plovers are pretty common at Fort De Soto, but this was the closest I've been to photographing one…... Read more

Sunset at Fort De Soto

April 22, 2011 - Long-Billed Curlew As we walked along the shore we came across several Willets.  I liked to photograph them, as they almost always hung around by themselves, making bird portraits quite easy.  I chuckled to myself as other photographers passed me; I don't get over to Fort De Soto often enough…... Read more

My First Trip to Fort De Soto

September 4, 2010 - The first bird to meet me was this Willet, who was moving in and out of the surf in search of his breakfast.... Willet The one bird that I did recognize this morning was the Laughing Gull, who also visits Circle B in the wintertime.  I've never seen a male…... Read more