In Poa astonii tussockland.
seems like the bill is too thin for a Willet but not sure what else it would be
on the bay front
24 Oct 2011.
Stafford Ave, Manahawkin, Ocean Co, NJ.
The rufous color on the cap and the very puffed out plumage give this individual a look that confused me.
24 Oct 2011..
Tuckerton Marshes, Ocean Co, NJ.
This is a juvenile.
Charadriiformes is a diverse order of small to medium-large birds. It includes about 350 species and has members in all parts of the world. Most Charadriiformes live near water and eat invertebrates or other small animals; however, some are pelagic (sea birds), some occupy deserts and a few are found in thick forest.