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Lesser Yellowlegs, and Killdeer were spotted at the then rapidly drying rainfall retention pond here in the development where I live on February 27, 2015.  This pond is now dry.  The pond fills with heavy rain and sometimes is around two feet deep.

I have spotted Yellowlegs there several times in past months.  The Lesser Yellowlegs and the Killdeer were likely eating insects as there are no fish in this temporary pond, and it is unlikely that there were any tadpoles or turtles there, either.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!


Comments on: "Shorebirds at the Rainfall Basin" (6)

  1. Knowing your deep love for birds, it pleases me no end that you have so many species around you where you live! Your photos are excellent!

    • Hi Montucky, Thanks! I sure am a happy gal here in North-central Florida. There are lots of critters here to observe and enjoy! Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  2. Great captures, they are both cute birds. The Killdeer has such a pretty face.. Enjoy your day and the rest of the week!

    • Hi Eileen, We have a lot of Killdeer here but some are one the move since we have started building a new neighborhood here. Yes, the Killdeer have sweet faces. Gentle birds. Have a excellent day today!

  3. it’s neat to see birds take advantage of rainwater pools that fill temporarily. our whistlers have been bathing and playing around in some wash settlements from the rains and snows we’ve had. so cute!

    • Hi Theresa, Well, here these basins provide a drink of water, some fast food, and a rest stop all in one. Glad your birds are enjoying the temporary ponds and streams. Have a wonderful day today!

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