Wednesday, January 11, 2012
I was told that you only need to see them together to be able to see the difference. Well, that happened several times. The Lesser Yellowlegs is less common here as its breeding range is farther west but they do show up and usually hang with the Great Yellowlegs.
Over the late summer I saw several Lesser Yellowlegs mingling with the greaters. These photos were taken in Mobile in an infrequently checked beach behind the Molly Bawn Ticket booth on the main road to the Southern Shore. There were often shorebirds in this area that are worth checking out.
Well, the snow storm that was supposed to hit us this morning has been downgraded. I got up particularly early thinking that I would have the extra time to clear my driveway. That has changed. There is a report that a Horned Grebe is at Quidi Vidi Lake, and I have never seen one up close so off I go to be there when day breaks. That will be much more fun than blowing snow!