Lesser Yellowlegs were visiting the pond here on Sunday, October 20, 2013 when I took these pictures. This is the first time I have seen these birds. The Yellowlegs have migrated here from way up North in Canada and in the Northern U.S.A.
The Yellowlegs (there also are Greater Yellowlegs) spend the Winter in Central America and sometimes in Florida and other states along the Gulf of Mexico. They eat small fish, amphibians, aquatic insects and shoreline insects and worms. These waders like to explore the shallows of ponds, rivers, lakes, marshes, and ocean shorelines. I was thrilled to see the Yellowlegs here! By the way, this pond was the same one where I had earlier seen the Juvenile Ibis. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!