MARSH SUNRISE

Yellow Legs feeding at daybreak in the marsh.

I am not sure if this is a Greater or Lesser Yellow Legs. It was too dark to make an id before flying off to join several more feeding at low tide in the marsh.

Look for both Greater and Lesser Yellow Legs along the shoreline–they are seen in Massachusetts during spring and fall migrations. Yellow Legs are traveling to bogs and marshes of the boreal forest region of Canada and Alaska where they breed and nest for the summer.

2 comments

  • ROBERT PATERSON

    Morning Kim, First time I’ve seen you stymied. A good diffentiator is the relative length of the bill to depth of the head. If bill is 1 1/2 depth of head is a Lesser if 2 time the depth of the head, a Greater…. In this, the bill looks to be twice the depth of the head so I’d call it a Greater….could be wrong…

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