This pair of Lesser Yellowlegs was spotted on Sunday afternoon here at the largest rainfall retention basin. That pond is about half-full and still has enough food to support large visiting birds. I have frequently seen egrets there. These beautiful shorebirds were fishing for tadpoles or larger insects. That is about the only kinds of food that would be available in this body of water.
I was quite surprised to see the Yellowlegs paddle around the pond in the same manner that ducks would. I had previously assumed that the birds would wade by walking. So, I learned something new. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!