Date: 9/2/18 12:51 pm From: Ed Wallace via VA-bird <va-bird...> Subject: Re: [VA-bird] Western Willet/Dyke Marsh/Stone Bridge
I saw a willet at about 9am from the pedestrian bridge overlooking hunting creek in the mud flats. I did get a few photos as well. It was hanging out with three Greater Yellowlegs. My bad for not getting this our earlier.
I have not seen many reports from the bridge. It has a great view of the mud flats during low tide and I think will have great light during the evening. It’s a bit of pain to access. Nearest parking is at Jones Point about a 10 minute walk.
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Sent: Sunday, September 2, 2018 12:47 PM
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.