The Willet’s shape is large and plump, with long legs, and a straight thick bill. This sets it apart for a shorebird. It picks and probes for aquatic insects and marine worms along the shore, sometimes in the water, and often bobs its body up and down. They are very vocal birds, and vigorously defend their nesting territory. They tend to make their nests in saltmarshes or on open sandy beaches. The Willet is grayish brown overall, with some underside barring, and gray legs. Willets are found in many Falmouth marshes, with this one was seen recently in the marsh behind Wood Neck Beach.