Greater Yellowlegs at Farmington Bay

A Greater Yellowlegs with prey at the tip of its billA Greater Yellowlegs with prey at the tip of its bill – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/2000, ISO 320, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

I’ve been able to photograph several shorebird species the past week and although Greater Yellowlegs are common at Farmington Bay WMA I still think they are quite lovely. I photographed this Greater Yellowlegs after the Pectoral Sandpiper while I was waiting for a Least Sandpiper to come out from behind a clod of dirt out in the shallow water in the same location.

Greater Yellowlegs with its bill openGreater Yellowlegs with its bill open – Nikon D810, f7.1, 1/2000, ISO 320, -0.3 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light

The Greater Yellowlegs gave me great views as it waded in the shallow water in search of prey. This species of shorebird hangs around fairly late in the fall into early winter and is one of the first of the shorebirds I see during spring migration.

I edited more of the Greater Yellowlegs images I took two days ago and they can be viewed in their gallery here.

Life is good.

Mia

3 Comments

  1. Elephant's Child September 26, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    Such and elegant and stylish bird…

  2. Patty Chadwick September 26, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Great shots of a bird we sometimes see here, too….can certainly see how they got their names. Wonder why the snowys lke to wear their shoes???

  3. Bob mcpherson September 26, 2015 at 6:16 am

    Beautiful images Mia.

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