Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday Critters ~ 283 ~

On a recent trip to Lake of the Lilies,

 I was very surprised to see a Lesser Yellowlegs.
This is an elegant wading bird with long, very bright orange-yellow legs.
It's bill is thin, long and straight.






I was also surprised to see the Least Sandpipers as well...

there were so many, you can see in this picture, just how tiny they were.





They moved a lot more and a lot quicker, they were very difficult to photograph.

I saw a lot of great wildlife today that I will share pictures of in the upcoming days!

Many thanks to David at Travels With Birds for helping me to identify these birds correctly!

Sharing today with

22 comments:

  1. As always Debbie, your photographs are fantastic.

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  2. Hi Debbie: Your first bird is Lesser Yelllowlegs, the smaller ones are Least Sandpipers. Great shots! These birds are on their way to the Arctic to breed.

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    1. thanks david, for your kind help. in my book, they look identical but the legs really give this guy away. the solitary has yellow legs but the lesser's legs are a much brighter yellow. i did a bit of research on this one, and i thought i had it right but your i.d. is correct. thanks for your help. debbie

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  3. Looks lovely, your pictures shows that you have lot of patience to take best shots.

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  4. Hello, Debbie. Beautiful captures of the Lesser Yellowlegs and the Least Sandpiper. Great sightings of the shorebirds. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day. Wishing you a great weekend. PS, thanks for the visit and comment on my blog.

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  5. They are beautiful and so hard to ID! I hope someone can help me with a baby bird I saw this week. Love seeing that loose white feather. Nature is amazing! Enjoy your weekend! Too hot to hike today! Boohoo! Hugs!

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  6. Doesn't God have a sense of humor to put such flashy legs on a rather plain bird:)

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  7. Gorgeous...sweet, fulfilling nature... ahh.

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  8. The shore birds are such wonderful creatures but the small ones are fast. Great photos, Debbie.

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  9. some great pictures here Debbie! I do love seeing them, and i love to watch the shore birds. I just told Diane over at Lavender that I cant identify very many birds AT ALL....but I am learning some due to her blog and your blog here!! Hope you have a real nice weekend!

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  10. I'm so jealous of these pictures. The Lesser Yellowleg is awesome!

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  11. Fabulous photos! Being inland I don't get to see many shorebirds.

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  12. You did a great job of getting them, terrific pics. I like watching the sandpipers :)

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  13. These are excellent images of this wader. I hope you have a good week ahead.

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  14. Hello. Wonderful photos. I have never seen the Lesser yellowlegs. Have a nice sunday.

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  15. These are wonderful! What a fabulous birding place.

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  16. I really am a novice about birds, and I always enjoy seeing your photographs.
    Both the Lesser Yellowlegs and the Least Sandpiper look good to me :)

    All the best Jan

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