Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca)
On a stopover on its way south from the Arctic, this Greater Yellowlegs waded back and forth through the shallow water of a small pond. Graceful? Not very. The Yellowlegs ran jerkily a few steps, then stopped, ran a few more steps, stopped and turned around. Repeat. It was hunting small aquatic invertebrates but would also have been delighted to find a small fish or frog.
Yellowlegs - both the Lesser and the Greater - are fairly common here during their migration north and south. A few Greater Yellowlegs may linger here well into autumn as long as they can still find food.
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