Some of the biggest surprises were in the shorebird category -- dunlin, ruddy turnstone, American golden plover, long-billed dowitcher, yellowlegs
(both kinds) and sanderling among them.
The city of Utica's only breeding pair of peregrine falcons use the marsh and surrounding river corridor to hunt and regularly catch prey such as woodcock, yellowlegs
, various woodpeckers, cuckoos and small waterfowl.
A Lesser Yellowlegs
was reported near Flintshire Bridge last Friday, two Great White Egrets are at Shotton Steelworks and two Mediterranean Gulls on the Glaslyn.
Some species considered riparian/wetland specialists (e.g., Lesser Yellowlegs
Tringa flavipes, Blackpoll Warbler Setophaga striata) were also associated with this habitat type in combination with other habitats.
auresus (MRSA) was isolated from wildlife in central Iowa, including cottontail rabbits and lesser yellowlegs
Whether you're swimming, clamming, surfcasting or bird watching at the coast, expect to see now semipalmated and black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones, whimbrels, lesser and greater yellowlegs
, red knots, spotted, solitary, pectoral, white-rumped, semipalmated, and least sandpipers, short-billed and long-billed dowitchers, Hudsonian godwits and sanderlings.
Painted snipe, Eurasian woodcock, Kittlitz's plover have been observed and even buff-breasted sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper, lesser yellowlegs
and Wilson's phalarope are on the national checklist.
At RSPB Malltraeth, a glossy ibis is feeding in the wetland channels, while the lesser yellowlegs
is in its fifth week on the Alaw estuary, Llanfachraeth.
Concentrations of shorebirds such as dunlin, killdeer, sandpipers, snipe and yellowlegs
, among others, may be seen along the mud flats for invertebrates in the drawdown zone of local reservoirs.
pusilla) were identified as peeps, and greater and lesser yellowlegs
(Tringa flavipes and T.
The days of needing strong and fast "yellowlegs
" (cavalry) to chase Indians are long gone.
The most frequently observed species (>26,500 use-days) were Lesser Yellowlegs
(Tringa flavipes), Pectoral Sandpipers (Calidris melanotos), Killdeer (Charadrius vociferous), and 'peeps'(Calidris spp.); together, these species comprised more than 80% of the total shorebirds surveyed.