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A Lesser Yellowlegs Hunts


This single Lesser Yellowlegs was here at the larger of the rainfall retention basin in our development on Christmas day.  This particular pond goes from full to dry and back again fairly often.  The Lesser Yellowlegs was trying to find some insects or smaller aquatic animals for its meal and I imagine that insects were all that it found.

The pond only has a few frogs, tadpoles and insects once in awhile, so the hunting is not great for these wading birds.  I am surprised at how often I do see birds there on that basin, given how little food there is in the water.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "A Lesser Yellowlegs Hunts" (7)

  1. These are excellent photos and I really enjoy seeing those very pretty birds!

  2. Great shots of the Yellowlegs.. The birds must be finding food there, a great spot for you and the birds.. Have a happy week ahead! I wish you and your family a happy, healthy New Year!

    • HI Eileen, Many thanks! Yes, I believe there must be either frog eggs or insects/grub/worms from the grass along the banks. Thank you for your always appreciated nice comments! Have a great 2015!

  3. such neat birds.

  4. Hi All, I just felt like changing the background color of the blog going into the next year. I like it and hope you do too! I am looking forward to a wonderful new year of posts!

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