Lesser yellowlegs

Lesser yellowlegs

– Lesser Yellowlegs (1 report)

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Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) (1)
– Reported Jul 16, 2013 19:30 by Iain Rayner
– Peterborough–University Road Wetland, Peterborough, Ontario
– Map: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&t=p&z=13&q=44.3374934,-78.2822013&ll=44.3374934,-78.2822013
– Checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S14663541
– Comments: “On West side of road, in the middle. White markings on back and longer legs immediately distinguished it from spotted sandpiper. Lack of eye ring distinguished it from Solitary Sandpipers that were there last week. Solitaries were also flying around like mad, showing no white markings on wings and no white rump. While this bird was content wading in the middle. Short bill same length as head and size similar to neighbouring killdeer distinguished it from Greater.”

Note:  Yellowlegs seen in July are usually birds returning from their Arctic breeding grounds that have either been unsuccessful in their attempt at nesting or are  females that simply have left the male with the young and have headed south –  D.M.

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Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.