Monday, January 5, 2015

Pic of the Day

Willet, Tringa simipalmata (winter plumage):
Fort Desoto State Park; Saint Petersburg, Florida 

Willet, Tringa simipalmata (breeding plumage):
Benton Lake Nation Wildlife Refuge; Great Falls, Montana

     Note that the Willet in breeding plumage is heavily streaked on its head, neck and breast.  The winter plumage bird lacks that streaking.  A beautiful bird in both plumages.

Top Image:  Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f4, 1/2500 second @ f9
Bottom Image:  Nikon D300, Nikkor 300mm f2.8, 1/1250 second @ f7.1

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