Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes)

Above: A Lesser Yellowlegs keeps an eye up for Peregrines in Kent Co., Maryland (9/22/2007). Below: A Lesser Yellowlegs takes flight at Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/2004).

Below: A Lesser Yellowlegs in Cecil Co., Maryland (8/14/2005).

Below: A Lesser Yellowlegs in Somerset Co., Maryland (7/20/2008).

Above and below: This is an adult bird molting into nonbreeding plumage. Note the fresh gray feathers coming in amongst the brown and black feathers. This complete molt begins on the breeding grounds in July, but is suspended during fall migration and completed on the wintering grounds (O'Brien et al., 2006).

Below: A closer view to show plumage details.

Below two: A Lesser Yellowlegs in Queen Anne's Co., Maryland (10/4/2008).

Below: A Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/8/2010).

A Lesser Yellowlegs in Dorchester Co., Maryland (5/8/2010). Photo by Bill Hubick.

Below: A Lesser Yellowlegs at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011).

A Lesser Yellowlegs at Swan Creek, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (8/10/2011). Photo by Bill Hubick.


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