greater yellowlegs

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a variety of yellowlegs

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So we had a wader which resembled either a Greenshank or Greater Yellowlegs but the legs weren't green.
Located on White Point, the museum also offers a wonderful view of the bay, where a bird-watcher might see some of the area's more than 250 species, including great blue herons, black brant, grebes, coots, pelicans, marbled godwits, greater yellowlegs, black-crowned night herons, egrets, gulls and swallows.
Despite the visibility from observation sites, most calidrid sandpipers could only occasionally be identified to species, and were analyzed as "peeps." No attempt was made routinely to separate Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) from Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes), Short-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus griseus) from Long-billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus), or Double-crested Cormorants (Phalacrocorax auritus) from Neotropic Cormorants (Phalacrocorax brasilianus).
Golden-Plover * * Semipalmated Plover B * B * B * Greater Yellowlegs Whimbrel
Wintering birds throng the waters: shorebirds (greater yellowlegs, sandpipers, and willets) and waterfowl (canvasbacks, pintails, and ruddy ducks).
Greater yellowlegs, a shore bird, wander among stalks of last year's corn planted to give food and cover for wildlife.
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