Three Lesser Yellowlegs, a couple of Killdeer and a few Common Crows all were hunting for their early evening meal at the rapidly drying up rainfall retention basin pond here in the development. The Yellowlegs are frequent visitors to this seasonal pond. I noticed that the cattail reeds and grass along the pond’s edge had recently been mown. I spotted these Yellowlegs last evening at about 5:00 pm.
The Yellowlegs are a wading shorebirds and eat small fish, tadpoles, frogs, turtles, and larger insects. I think there are a lot of tadpoles (also called pollywogs) in this pond at the moment as well as many worms and insects. I am always happy to spot wading birds at the pond as it seems to be the only place now that I am seeing wading birds here. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!