Date: 9/2/18 9:46 am From: Richard Rieger via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge
Saw one Western Willet low tide at the Dyke Marsh/ Stone Bridge - north end of GW Pkwy just before it hits Old Town Alexandria -
Saw it in bad lite on east side of bridge - larger than asset’d Yellowlegs w. a thicker bill that looked to have a slight droop at the end. Gizz was different than YellowLegs in that it was more ‘deliberate” in its endeavors. Disappeared into the spatterdock and I did not see it again on east side of bridge.
Same bird (?) found on west side of bridge as tide was almost full. Was closer to a Yellowlegs this time for a better comparison size wise. Gray legs now clearly visible in better light. Dull gray above with some gray on chest. No supercillium.