[CT Birds] Willet (subspecies?) continues in Stratford
nbonomo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 5 15:18:17 EST 2010
Just saw the bird. It's a Western Willet, apparently first-winter.
Hopefully some of my pics will come out.
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On Jan 5, 2010, at 1:49 PM, edward.raynor at maine.edu wrote:
> 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
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