Tag Archives: Willet

Shorebirds (Still), June 10, 2016

Willet

Willet (click to see the larger version)

Shorebirds are still moving through northern Illinois. This morning, June 10, I had a Willet, a Dunlin, 8 Semipalmated Sandpipers, a Least Sandpiper, a White-rumped Sandpiper, and 3 Semipalmated Plovers in the fluddle at Montrose Beach in Chicago. The Chicago Park District is draining the fluddle so it may not be around much longer.

When it comes to migration the fat lady never sings.

Willet, September 4, 2014

Willet

Willet (click to see the larger version)

A juvenile Willet was at Montrose Beach on September 4. I first saw it on the beach just outside of the protected area but a jogger came along and the bird flushed and landed on the end of the fishhook pier. It’s getting late for Willets.

Willets, August 27, 2014

Willet

Willet (click to see the larger version)

I went over to Montrose this evening to check the beach for large shorebirds. No Whimbrel or Hudsonian Godwits but there were 3 juvenile Willets inside the protected area. There were also a few shorebirds in the fluddle just to the west of the protected area, including a bunch of Semipalmated Sandpipers, a few Least Sandpipers, a lone Pectoral Sandpiper and a couple or 3 Semipalmated Plovers.