[CT Birds] Willet (subspecies?) continues in Stratford

edward.raynor at maine.edu edward.raynor at maine.edu
Tue Jan 5 13:49:47 EST 2010

I have not seen anyone mention anything about the Stratford Willet's  
subspefic identification. Are people assuming that it's the western  
form or has anyone thought about identification to subspecies at all?.  
The eastern form is not known to winter in eastern North America  
instead it winters on the eastern coast of South America. The western  
form is recognized as a wintering shorebird of the southeast and gulf  
coasts. I've heard that a possible split may happen, which may get  
some twitchers to pay more attention to Willets.

Good birding,
E.J. Raynor
back in Louisiana

Quoting johnrmarshall at aol.com:

> The Willet was present at noon today sleeping on top of what appears  
> to be an old rotting barge or dock on the north side of Johnson's  
> Creek in Stratford. It was on the side of the structure opposite the  
> bridge over the creek.
> John Marshall
> Watertown
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