There are both Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs. Told apart primarily by the length of the bill. The Greater Yellowlegs' bill is longer than the head is from nose to the back of the head. Lesser Yellowlegs' bills are about equally long as the head. Yellowlegs usually hide in grasses and marshes, or sometimes sit atop trees, calling out to alert others to predators during nesting season. This Greater Yellowlegs chose to sit out in the open for a few moments along the Kenai River in Alaska, giving me a wonderful opportunity to photograph this beauty in all of his yellow-legged glory!
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