The Many Species of Birds - Photography by Donald Pash
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Willet feeding in the Marsh 2

I captured this Willet feeding Bolsa Chica Ethological reserve in Huntington, California. These long-legged, straight-billed shorebirds feed along beaches, mudflats, and rocky shores. Willets are common on most of the coastline in Southern California. Here on the coast they feed on many crabs, including fiddler crabs. They also feed on other crustaceans, small mollusks, sometimes small fish; eats some plant material, including grass, fresh shoots, and seeds.

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