Friday, 7 April 2017

A star, but not of Hollywood.

Sticking with the California theme, although this bird can be found in many places other than California. The Willet . However I have a query regarding one of my shots , follow me.--------
Willet

Willet

Willet

Willet

Willet

And now we arrive at my query
To all intent and purperses this looks to be a willet, but in all my resech Willets have grey to grey-blue legs, this bird however has yellow legs.
Can anyone shed any light on my Query ? please. (could it perhaps be a juvenile)

11 comments:

  1. Hello, wonderful series on the Willet. I love seeing the shorebirds. Great post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend! Maybe the last one is the Greater or Lesser Yellowlegs. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  2. Hi Gordon. I think it is a Wandering Tattler?

    http://www.birdweb.org/birdweb/bird/wandering_tattler

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  3. Pill,Eileeninmud thanks for your input, much appreciated, reserch is ongoing.
    All the best Gordon.

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  4. I would say it's a greater yellowlegs. It depends on the size, in your photo it looks quite large, making it the 'greater' instead of lesser yellowlegs. In non-breeding plumage.

    Excellent photos of the willet too Gordon. Thanks for linking up this week at I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  5. Thanks Anni, I know its hard to judge from a photo , but it was certainly as big as a Willet.
    Thanks again, Gordon.

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    1. Thanks for your Comment, much appreciated.
      Gordon.

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  7. My first thought went to Tattler - but such things confuse me in Australia, let alone the US!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. Thanks for that Stewart, like I've said before its hard to judge frome someone photo,but the bird was bigger than a Tattler,
      Thanks again, all the best Gordon.

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    1. Thank you , very kind of you to look in.
      Take care Gordon.

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