Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
– Reported Jul 08, 2014 19:10 by Scott Gibson
– Lakefield–Sewage Lagoons, Peterborough, Ontario
– Comments: “sitting on floating partition in NW corner of south cell; funny at first the lighting was such that the legs looks pinkish/brown but later appeared very yellow.”
N.B. These early migrants are usually individuals who have failed to nest successfully on their Arctic breeding grounds. Female Lesser Yellowlegs are also known to simply head south after the eggs hatch. They leave the male in charge of the young. D.M.