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These large sandpipers are common along most of our USA shores. Although both parents share in incubating the eggs, it’s only the male that stays on the nest at night – great dads! These sandpipers resemble Killdeers, and they will pretend to have a broken wing, flopping about crazily to draw predators away from the nest.

Here is a paragraph from the Cornell University site, loosely quoted,

“Willets were a popular food in the 1800’s. John James Audubon wrote that the eggs were tasty and the young “grow rapidly, become fat and juicy, and by the time they are able to fly, afford excellent food.” By the early 1900s, Willets had almost vanished north of Virginia. The Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 banned market hunting and marked the start of the Willet’s comeback.”

Visit the site below for more detailed information.

http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Willet/id

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • tori yule
    tori yulealmost 2 years ago

    This is beautiful, Carol!

  • Ahh, Tori – I am so tickled you like this! I love the birds – actually I love everything about the shore:>) Thank you:>)

    – MotherNature

  • And . . . thank you so much for making it a fave:>)

    – MotherNature

  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely collage

  • Thank you, mmp – you’re very kind to say so:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynalmost 2 years ago

    this is magnific work !!!!!

  • Tu sei così bello da trovare e lasciare tali commenti belli, cosparso di faves. Grazie mille!

    – MotherNature

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinalealmost 2 years ago

    This is so lovely MN!

  • Maree, you are so nice to say so:>) Thanks for the kind words and the fave – all are much appreciated! You always bring a smile to my day.

    – MotherNature

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    A gorgeous collage, nice tones and processing! Love sandpipers!!!!

  • Hi, Angie! I can tell you love sandpipers just by looking over your shoulder – LOL. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment and for topping it generously with a FAVE! WOW. Soon we’ll both be seeing those sandpipers again!

    – MotherNature

  • Patty (Boyte) Van Hoff
    Patty (Boyte) ...almost 2 years ago


    Wonderful collage!
    02/20/2013

  • Colleen2012
    Colleen2012over 1 year ago

    Love this elegant collage Carol – the delicate colour tones are perfect and a fav for me!
    Love Colleen2012

  • You’re a sweetheart:>) Many thanks for this lovely comment and the FAVE!

    – MotherNature

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