Everyone Tells Me To Keep My Head Up But Food Is Down Here

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO 200.

Willet

Did your hear about the man with a broken left arm and broken left leg?

Don’t worry he’s “ALRIGHT” now!

Interesting Fact: Willets breeding in the interior of the West differ from the Atlantic Coastal form in ecology, shape, and subtly in calls. Western Willets breed in freshwater habitats, and are slightly larger and paler gray. Eastern Willets have stouter bills and more barring on their chest and back. The difference in pitch between the calls of the two subspecies is very difficult for a person to detect, but the birds can hear the difference and respond more strongly to recorded calls of their own type.ย  ( https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Willet/lifehistory )

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12 Comments

  1. ALRIGHT !! Thanks for the giggle !! Love the picture of the Willets. I have taken several pictures of Willets myself over the years. Our beaches … the Grand Strand of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, teems with these cute birds. I love the white stripe, I’ll call it, when they fly. I didn’t know there was a difference between Western and Eastern Willets. I always learn from you. Thanks for sharing. Jan

    • I am happy to share anything that I come across. I will have to look into the difference between the eastern and western. Thank you very much for stopping by, I am always glad to hear from you. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • You are very welcome, I am glad that I am able to share this information with you. Thank you very much for stopping by and giving me a chance. Happy Blogging! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Did you hear about the guy who could play guitar with one arm on one side?
    He had one arm on the other side, too.

    Paz

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