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.
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.