Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Pic of the Day

Willet, Tringa semipalmata: Fort Desoto State Park; Pinellas County, Florida
     Winter plumage Willets are quite drab, but this one put on a great show when I visited Fort Desoto State Park earlier this month.

Nikon D800, Nikkor 500mm f/4, 1/1600 second @ f/8


  1. The Willet is one of the most abundant beach species in Southwest Florida, Bobby. Their behavior is often very interesting to observe when they are not loafing. And they are particularly appealing in flight. I'm glad that you were able to see the species at Fort De Soto which is one of my favorite parks. It is not part of the Florida State Park system, however. Fort De Soto Park is a Pinellas County Park.

  2. This is a very beautiful shot!