Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs
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Uploaded by Hubert Poulin-Therrien on Dec 31 2019 in Montréal-Ouest

Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). I took this photograph in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region of Quebec. I was walking by a marsh near the St. Lawrence River when I noticed a group of Greater yellowlegs standing on rocks or looking for food in the water. I spent several hours observing them. The bird on this image was standing a bit further than the rest of the group, and it was also on a bigger rock. I like how the bird nicely stands out against the blue water and in particular its yellow legs, making it evident how the bird got its name.

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