Daily Archives: May 23, 2022

Lesser Yellowlegs

News of a Lesser Yellowlegs down at Old Moor reserve had me popping out for the evening to get a look at my 3rd for the UK and a 2nd for Yorkshire. On-route I picked a friend up and headed off to Old Moor and then straight down to the Wath Ings hide, where we immediately picked up on the bird in question. Noticeably smaller the the nearby Redshanks but with a slender neck, longer legs, a fine and virtually straight bill, virtually now a regular vagrant to the UK shores, breeds in N.America.

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Lesser Yellowlegs

Other birds noted were Great Crested Grebe, Black headed Gulls, Little Egret, PIed Wagtail, Swift, Shelduck. On our way out of the reserve a Sparrowhawk took us by surprise as it flew from one of the hedges we were passing.

Bird List : Black headed Gull, Carrion Crow, Coot, Cormorant, Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, Jackdaw, Lapwing, Lesser Black backed Gull, Lesser Yellowlegs, Little Egret, Mallard, Mute Swan, Pied Wagtail, Pochard, Redshank, Shelduck, Sparrowhawk, Swift, Tufted Duck, Woodpigeon