Willet

Willets On The Beach

Until recently I had no idea what a Willet was. Everything smaller than an Egret was a ‘piper’ to me. I really missed out not paying attention.

Willet
Willet

One thing that struck me was they had no fear of waves, or knew how to handle them. Consider their size, 17 inches, a small wave was like a tsunami to them.

Willet
Willet

Unlike a Plover or Piper that frantically runs back and forth following waves a Willet casually strolls along.

I found if a stood still at the waters edge a Willet would completely ignore me, walk past, and continue looking for treasures.