Nature Walk: Greater Yellowlegs

By INHF on August 6, 2012 in Blog

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Shorebirds come in all sizes, shapes and colors. The smallest are species like least sandpipers and semi-palmated plovers at 6 or 7 inches in size up while the largest, godwits and curlews, vary from 18 to more than 20 inches. Plumages can be mottled with fine streaking or barring, while some species have more striking coloration. Their bills vary from long and straight to short and stubby, some bills curving downward, some upward and most designed for probing in moist soil or in muddy shorelines. The greater yellowlegs featured here are medium in size at about 14 inches.

Getting out into nature regularly is important, but we understand that it’s not always possible on a day-to-day basis. So it’s important to join us every Monday for a morning Nature Walk.

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