|Surely Solitary Sandpipers are the lone wolves of the waders|
I had some taller shorebirds with yellow legs, with some looking larger than the others. Oh isn't that quaint - Greater Yellowlegs (T. melanoleuca) right next to a Lesser Yellowlegs (T. flavipes) offering a great comparison.
|This Greater Yellowlegs is looking tall! Note the two-toned bill that is slightly upturned.|
|Lesser Yellowlegs are more petite and have a shorter bill that is pretty uniform and much straighter|
|Unfortunately these two weren't in the same plane (not airplane!), but it gives a nice sense of scale between the Lesser (front) and Greater (back) Yellowlegs|
I did see one other shorebird species out there and let's just say I was glad it wasn't living up to its name: Killdeer.