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Willet on Captiva Island, FL, USA.
July 2011.

More Florida pics on http://www.massimogherardi.com/galerie/travels/

Thank you Paul and Lawson for the taxonomic help, I really appreciate it.
(Tringa semipalmata, Nordamerikanischer Schlammtreter, Chevalier semipalmé, Totano semipalmato, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willet)

Comments 5

  • Mark Billiau. 03/09/2011 16:04

    Beautiful and well composed capture of this rather rare Willet.
    Wonderful light and excellent focus on the bird !

  • Lawson McCulloch 25/08/2011 22:12

    A lovely shot, and I agee that it is a Willet.
    best wishes from Lawson.
  • Jean-Jos 25/08/2011 20:37

    Gutes Bild, Max.
    Schön abgesetzt, das fast Monochrome ist ansprechend.
    LG, Jean-Paul
  • JeannyL 25/08/2011 19:39

    den hues de awer gutt erwescht Maxx tip,top
    LG Jeanny
  • Paul Jankovic 25/08/2011 14:15

    Hi. Excellent capture. I think the bill is to short and legs
    wrong colour for a solitary sandpiper. I would say
    the bird is a " Willet "
    Regards P.J.


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