This photo captured a beautiful Yellowlegs foraging during low tide along the beach. There are two types of Yellowlegs, Greater Yellowlegs and Lesser Yellowlegs. They are nearly the same in looks except size and both belong to sandpiper family.
Sandpipers are a large family, Scolopacidae, of waders. They include many species called sandpipers, as well as those called by names such as curlew and snipe. The majority of these species eat small invertebrates picked out of the mud or soil. Different lengths of bills enable different species to feed in the same habitat, particularly on the coast, without direct competition for food.
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November 8th, 2021
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