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Old Sep 9, 2005, 4:48 PM   #1
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Took these yesterday. I finally got a bird book, and thought at first it was a long billed dowitcher, but on closer inspection, the bill has a slightly up turned beak and the legs are quite vivid yellow. Thus the Greater Yellowlegs. Shot with a Sigma 70-300mm dl macro-cropped and leveled with a little sharpening. Couldn't get any closer to this guy without a boat. Cheers..........thekman.


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Old Sep 9, 2005, 4:49 PM   #2
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Old Sep 9, 2005, 5:16 PM   #3
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Took these yesterday. I finally got a bird book, and thought at first it was a long billed dowitcher, but on closer inspection, the bill has a slightly up turned beak and the legs are quite vivid yellow. Thus the Greater Yellowlegs. Shot with a Sigma 70-300mm dl macro-cropped and leveled with a little sharpening. Couldn't get any closer to this guy without a boat. Cheers..........thekman.

Could be a "Lesser Yellowlegs." :lol:

But I don't think so...

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That first shot is fantastic, and congratulations on the birder book and using it properly, even the kingbird of ident, dave, can only say it "may be"

Great work Kman.
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That first shot is fantastic, and congratulations on the birder book and using it properly, even the kingbird of ident, dave, can only say it "may be"

Great work Kman.
LOL! These Yellowlegs supposedly have a different beak. Now in the field I carefully note which bird is which, by the size of the bird - then go home and label them. Looking at the picture a year later, it's only the lable, not the beak size which let's me know what's what. There is a difference in beak size and appearance - unfortunately, not all of these guys seem to know that.

In the field, it's the size of the bird itself which allows a positive i.d. I leaned this from Pierre...

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That first shot is fantastic, and congratulations on the birder book and using it properly, even the kingbird of ident, dave, can only say it "may be"

Great work Kman.

Thanks Norm. Hopefully some birds start making themselves seen again around here now that fall is coming. It's been rather sparse lately, and it seems there's hardly any to be found other than the usual gulls, robins, and crows.......thekman.
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