Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Yellowlegs Are Back

 Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) coming in for a landing into algae

A few shorebirds are making their way south from their summer in the boreal forests of Northwest Canada and Alaska. Breeding time is nearly over now and those that did not breed this year are already returning to their winter playgrounds on the Gulf Coast and South America.

Looking for a tasty insects, crustaceans, and tiny fish

Yellowlegs are medium-sized shorebirds with long bills and...get this...YELLOW legs.

OOPS! Did it hear a camera click?

The green is grass between me and the water. I was hiding but my camera was a tad too noisy, apparently.

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

53 comments:

Kathy said...

My camera has a noisy shutter also so you have to hope for the best first shot!

see you there! said...

First signs of the end of summer? Oh dear. Well, at least I'll bet I can remember the name of that bird if I ever see it, LOL!

Darla

Buttons said...

Oh they are very pretty. Hug B

Kate said...

They really do have yellow legs!!

Beth, ...".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

this birdie is so fancy. what a beauty. ( :
love those yellow legs.

William Kendall said...

I do like the look of this one. Very sharp.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

It is beautiful!!! You've captured the bird so well.

Birdman said...

Very cool shots.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super action shot of the 'lesser yellowl leg' EG and I love the soft blurry green grass in the forefront .

Lois Evensen said...

Gorgeous!

Halcyon said...

You find the best visitors! This guy is cute. :)

Sandra said...

the first photo make me say OHHH out loud when it opened. i love it. True ART

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous shots!!!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. I like the third photo very much. No camera click sound at all. Thanks for sharing.

Mersad said...

Wonderful images. Love the yellow color in the first one.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Linda W. said...

Your first image is a great action shot!

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous bird!

Small City Scenes said...

Super little birds. I did see some in a farmers field in a wet area in the spring. Just the once. Never seen them since.
You got some excellent pictures. MB

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

So the early birds are the ones who did not find love up north while on vacation?

Stephanie said...

Pretty bird!

Hannah said...

Wonderful shots of the bird, especially the first one with the action of the landing, the outstretched wings, and yellow algae.

RedPat said...

Love the last shot! ;-)

Gail Dixon said...

My camera is noisy too! I hate that. But you got some amazing shots of this beauty. Congrats on a fine set!

Maggid said...

It would be super fun to teach little people about this - and help them dress up - (Yellow Legs is easy to do) - then, they could act it out . . and feel part of the story of nature . . early in their lives . . .

Leora said...

Your top pic is gorgeous! The others are wonderful, too. My new camera has a silent mode. Not that I know how to use it ... lots of experimenting up ahead for me.

cieldequimper said...

Pretty bird, the first shot is amazing!

Debbie said...

beautiful captures...."nice legs"!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You got lovely images of him/her.Those yellow legs are unmistakable.

Grandma C said...

Beautiful bird

Adam Jones said...

What a fantastic bird and great pictures you managed to get.

Kay said...

These are great shots of a beautiful bird. The first one, especially, is striking.
I think my camera sounds can be turned off in its setup menu...I must recheck that.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

He's pretty!

Susan Anderson said...

Super cool shots! Really unique, too. Never seen anything quite like that...

=)

Rose said...

Great captures...the last one looks like he is saying, "Are you done? I cannot hold this pose much longer!"

Ginny said...

Your photos are amazing, so close, sharp, and beautiful!!!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of these pretty Yellowlegs! I hope to see some migrating shorebirds..

Brian King said...

Very nice! I love the first shot!

Jacquelineand.... said...

Not only have you shown how beautiful it is, you've captured it's personality as well!
Imagine it actually having yellow legs! ;)

Felicia said...

they are beautiful birds.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

what's the yellow stuff on the water?

Lowell said...

"Click" is right, and you know the place and the time to do it! These are super photos. The last is my favorite. Never heard of Yellowlegs before so this is nice. I have heard of Yellowjackets. In fact I think I got stung by one once! :)

Roan said...

Wonderful shots! These are beautiful birds.

Michelle said...

Great gams!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That top picture is just absolutely beautiful. I never before realized how many birds breed up here in the North before this trip we're on now. Glad this one stopped by your neighborhood on his way south. Thanks for sharing.

Randy said...

Very sleek looking bird.

Karen said...

Handsome birds, terrific captures!

Jack said...

When I get back to Florida, I will keep an eye out for this little fella.

llandudnopictures said...

You did well very to capture all those shots, wonderful looking bird!

orchid Miyako said...

Sure has the yellow legs and long bill♪♪♪ I LOVE the cute surprised looking eyes. And the first photo is SO AMAZING, I always wish to take a picture of bird with its wing open, never succeeded :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Marie said...

Great shots! Lovely yellow-legged bird. I hate it when they hear the click! :-)

Gunilla Bäck said...

Awesome shots! What a surprise about the yellow leggs. :)

Chris Rohrer said...

Hey!!! Your pics are awesome! I've heard that from a lot of people that the birds are moving in your area down......enjoy! Hope you get some rarities!

thewovenspoke said...

Great shot! I just want to see one so I can shoot it too

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