Yellowlegs walking in shallow water
I bet you can guess why this bird is called a YELLOWLEGS!
Every spring, greater and lesser yellowlegs migrate north over central Ontario, some to nest on Northern Ontario's tundra. During the last week of April, a flock touched down for a few days in a conservation area near where I live.
Looking you a yummy treat
For quite a while, I was unable to take a decent photo. Kids and dogs kept the yellowlegs on the far shore. Hmmm. I was tempted to move in closer but the soil was muddy and slippery. Plus, my feet sunk in with every step.
At last the kids and dogs moved on, and after a bit, the yellowlegs decided to hunt for food closer to me and my camera. (Can you see me smile?)
On the shore
Greater, lesser? I find it difficult to distinguish between greater and lesser yellowlegs but I know both were eating crustaceans in the pond because two avid birders with binoculars told me. (I still have much to learn.) Suffice it to say, all the above photos are of yellowlegs.
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