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Photo © Matt Muir, some rights reserved
Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Virginia (Google, OSM)
38.6332989363, -77.1680009365
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The small one in the foreground

Feb. 04, 2012 21:18:03 -0500
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Lesser Yellowlegs. I downloaded & brightened them & increased the saturation, & you can actually see the leg color. But more importantly (in case that's an artifact -- it's certainly pushing the envelope), the size is right relative to the Greater Yellowlegs behind. It looks much smaller than it is because it's wading in deeper water, but if you look at the body length (tail to breast), you can see that the height is deceptive.

If it's anything other than a LYL, it's a phalarope (with neck couched). But I say LYL.

Posted by anita363 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lesser Yellowlegs - Photo (c) Pablo Caceres Contreras, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
anita363's ID: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Posted by anita363 about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lesser Yellowlegs - Photo (c) Pablo Caceres Contreras, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
muir's ID: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Posted by muir about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Wow, thanks Anita!

Posted by muir about 2 years ago (Flag)
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Lesser Yellowlegs - Photo (c) Pablo Caceres Contreras, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
muir's ID: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
Lesser Yellowlegs - Photo (c) Pablo Caceres Contreras, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND)
Community ID: Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)
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