Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lesser Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs
Originally uploaded by kevinbolton56
I did not go to Mill Creek Marsh today it was closed for some unknown reason which left me a little lost, so I headed back on route 3 west and went to DeKorte park of the Hackensack Meadowlands which I was a little disappointed that the gates do not open till 7am which gives me about 1 hour lost Digiscoping time but , when the gates were open the tidal flats were alive with Shorebirds on Migration ,I counted about 60 to 80 Short Billed Dowitchers ,20 Greater Yellowlegs, 8 Lesser Yellowlegs ,and a good number of Least and Semipalmated Sandpiper"s .
I like this area for Birding but for Digiscoping it is hard to get close to the Birds at times plus it is hard to get a good sun angle too. P.S Thanks Jim S for the correction.

Good Birding -Kevin

1 comment:

Jim said...

Kevin, I think that is a Lesser. The bill is relatively short, not so "up-tuned" and not lighter at the base. Just my .02

Keep up the good work.