Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Greater Yellowlegs, #49/50

 Both yellowlegs are tall elegant shore-birds.  Alert, noisy, and active, they walk briskly or even run in shallow water and bob the head and body emphatically when alarmed.
 Although difficult to tell apart, they are easily distinguished from all other sandpipers by long yellowlegs and long neck, usually graceful actions and simple gray-brown plumage.
 Greater yellowlegs is larger than Lesser yellowlegs, with longer bill ( noticeably loonger than head)

These are one of my favorites or do I say that about every bird? Not true! I wanted to post the Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs back to back, as that is the best way to


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