Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Greater & Lesser Yellow Legs - Photo File.

 The above image was taken at Lagoa Junco, Terceira, Azores, February 2011. 

The 2 images below were taken at Anchorage, Alaska May 2010. I have only seen a few Greater Yellow Legs, the first was on the river Brue, Carlisle, October 94. Then it was a long barren spell until the individual in the below image at Anchorage, Alaska, June 2010 and then the next individual was the stunner above.

The Lesser above was taken at the Cabo da Praia quarry, Terciera, Azores, September 2011 and the set of images below were also taken at the Cabo da Praia quarry, Terciera, Azores February 2011.

The above photo is of a juvenile Lesser Yellow Legs alongside a juvenile White Rumped Sandpiper at the Cabo da Praia quarry, Terceira, Azores, October 2010. The below photos are of 2 Juvenile birds at Lagoa Ginal, Terceira, Azores, September 2010.

The below photos are of an adult bird at Basher lake, Anchorage, Alaska, June 2010. There were 2 pairs nesting within this area of Taiga forest which is just on the edge of town. Also a pair of Solitary Sandpipers were present here and whilst I was taking these photos Wilsons Snipe were drumming over head.

The bird above was tarpped, ringed, colour ringed and had a geolocator installed. Also samples of feathers were taken.

Above image shows you typical Taiga forest habitat that Lesser Yellow Legs nest in, Anchorage, Alaska 2010.   

The below video clip is of the 2 juveniles at Lagoa Ginjal, Terceira, Azores, September 2010, there was alos a Wood Sandpiper present this day. 

I have seen many Lesser Yellow Legs but the exepetional  observations include my first Lesser Yellow Legs I saw was with Lee Dingain at Farlington Marshes, Hampshire, September 1986, A sring bird at Cley in May 94? Thames estuary at East Tilbury, January 1999 and a count of 7 at Cabo Da Praia Quarry, Terceira, Azores, September 2011 where birds were litterally appearing to fly in off the sea and in to quarry calling constantly.


  1. A really beautiful series of photos.

  2. Thank you Linda, I hope you like the new posts to follow including the Turtles.