Friday, October 24, 2014
Yellowlegs Shorebirds Migrating South
This bird seemed to be resting, eating, and preening its feathers as it prepared for the next leg of its migration to the southern coasts of the United States or somewhere in Central America.
Yellowlegs nest in Canada, so we only get to see them during migration
The bright yellow legs are distinctive in these birds.
Here this bird is looking for food, and in the next picture is seen grabbing something only it can see under the water.
After eating a little, and resting, then preening, as seen in the picture below, this bird flew off to another spot for more food and rest.
Next spring it will make the return flight to Canada, passing through this same area looking for food and rest to give it the resources it needs to fly thousands of miles to its breeding grounds.