Monday, September 17, 2012

Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, side-by-side

It is always fun to get two species in the same photo. But when you get two Yellowlegs in the same photo, it is really cool. Every time I encounter Yellowlegs, it is either one or the other and it is always a dive into the field guides to figure out which one I got.

It was different on Saturday. I got ‘em both. Let’s start out with this photo two Greater Yellowlegs in the center and two Lesser Yellowlegs on the periphery.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A Greater Yellowlegs enjoying the sun. Note the slightly upturned bill.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A Greater on the left, and Lesser on the right.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Another snoozer.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

A Lesser Yellowlegs feeding.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Check out the straight bill on this Lesser Yellowlegs.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky


©2012 Steve Borichevsky

Lesser Yellowlegs. I think he’s actually smiling at me.

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

©2012 Steve Borichevsky

I hope this post was helpful. Good birding!


eileeninmd said...

Cool shots, it is awesome you were able to catch both together.

Carol Mattingly said...

Love these little birds and these shots are great Steve. The one of the bird snoozing, too cool. Carol

Roy said...

A good opportunity and some great shots Steve.

Anonymous said...

Estoy conociendo especies que desconocía y son realmente hermosas...

La novena fotográficamente es preciosa...

Abrazotes, buena semanita


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