Photo shows the size differential between a Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs with Greater on the left
Seeking ID confirmation. There were 2 yellowlegs present. Unfortunately I didn't get a shot with both, but this one was distinctly smaller & more gracile than the other, but size diff seemed less than the typical diff betw sp., & this looks to me like the long, heavy bill, heavily streaked & spotted breast, & heavily barred flanks.
The Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca) is a large North American shorebird, similar in appearance to the smaller Lesser Yellowlegs. Its closest relative, however, is the Greenshank, which together with the Spotted Redshank form a close-knit group. Among them, these three species show all the basic leg and foot colors found in the shanks, demonstrating that this character is paraphyletic (Pereira & Baker, 2005). They are also the largest shanks apart from the Willet, which is altogether...