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Shorebirds, two kinds

Two Willets walking on a beach, St. Lucie Inlet Preserve State Park.

Sanderlings too.

Audubon Field Guide Sanderling

This is the little sandpiper that runs up and down the beach “like a clockwork toy,” chasing the receding waves.

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Shorebirds galore

Willet in the surf at Bathtub Beach last Thursday.

Willets are often seen alone. They walk deliberately, pausing to probe for crabs, worms and other prey in sand and mudflats, or to pick at insects and mollusks.

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Tringa semipalmata

A Willet on the rocks, at Ross Witham Beach near the House of Refuge.

The willet (Tringa semipalmata), formerly in the monotypic genus Catoptrophorus as Catoptrophorus semipalmatus, is a large shorebird in the sandpiper family.

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The dawn of 2017

Made it just in time to see the first sunrise of 2017! That seems lucky.

Husband and I took the dog to Santa Lucea Beach on Hutchinson Island for his morning beach run, chasing the ball over and over. 264 more words

Kentucky Vintage

Opening door 22 in the Drinks by the Dram Bourbon Advent Calendar reveals a sample of Kentucky Vintage bottled at 45%. On the nose I find a good dose of wood spices and spicy cake notes, gingerbread, nettles and breakfast cereal. 90 more words


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A little research tells me this bourbon is produced in small batches of at most 12 barrels at a time at the Willet distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky. 149 more words

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Birds of the Texas Gulf Coast - Willet

It is always interesting to find a bird species you are pretty familiar with in a new location or season.  Such was the case and pleasant surprise that Steve and I found when stumbling upon the Willet in coastal Texas in May, 2016.   81 more words

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