Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Yellowlegs and Snipe

Based on its call, this a Greater Yellowlegs (the Lesser looks very similar but sounds a bit different).








It was palling around with a Wilson's Snipe for a few days. The Snipe was much more shy and I only got a couple of record shots.
Here's a better shot I got of one back in 2010
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

148 comments:

EG CameraGirl said...

I am eagerly awaiting their return to Ontario. ;))

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

i love those legs. awesome little guy. ( :

Giga said...

Ptaki są płochliwe, ale byłaś cierpliwa i zrobiłaś bardzo ładne zdjęcia ptakom. Pozdrawiam.
Birds are skittish, but you were patient and did a very nice pictures birds. Yours.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

The Yellowlegs snipe is a handsome bird! You have caught him in his essence in natural surroundings.

Molly The Wally said...

Those are some yellow legs. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Laura. M said...
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Laura. M said...

Good series. I'll take the last picture is very good :))
a kiss.

Jeanne said...

Lovely bird! Yellowlegs such an appropriate name.

Crissi said...

So very nice photos!
Good day
Crissi

Jill said...

Looking at those pretty yellow legs, ZZ Tops Hot Legs came to mind!

Deb said...

I love your birds!!!

Joop Zand said...

Nice colored legs......and good pictures.

Greetings Joop

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, wow!!!! those are some sexy yellow legs, never seen that bird before....love the little fellow, looks shy.....Blessings Francine.

Darcie (My Modern Country) said...

Finally I get to see a REAL Snipe! Growing up we used to go Snipe hunting at night...it was just a game, as there really were no Snipes...a fact I didn't find out until later! Oh well, it was a great adventure, and kept us busy for hours!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

I was under the same impression as Darcie - that the snipe was not real. They have really interesting feathers.

Amy Burzese said...

Haha. Love yellow legs! :)

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
Its yellow legs really is unique and makes it look really lovely♡♡♡ Oh, Snipes are shy ones, even for you!

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Jacquelineand.... said...

The first, for some reason, makes me think of Twiggy in yellow tights and the snipe made me chuckle. It was a childhood tradition to take folks 'snipe' hunting at night and leave them...

DJan said...

Gee, I wonder how it got that name? I don't mean the Greater or Lesser part. Great shots, Tex! :-)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such lovely lanky legs!! You must have been so very quiet to have so many of these nice shots!!

joeh said...

And I always thought the Snipe was a made up bird to mess around with rubes going on a midnight "Snipe Hunt"

Which is it?

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Snipe+Hunt

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Greater Yellowlegs is a perfect name. Those legs almost glow. Great shots of both birds.

Dianna said...

Wow - we just don't have birds like that around here.

Maple Lane said...

I love these pictures. I've never seen this one before.

Jan n Jer said...

First time viewing a snipe.. great capture.

rainfield61 said...

"Am I shy?"

"no. This is not my day."

"I see a monster keep staring at me."

Montanagirl said...

Oh, nice shots here! Just love those bright yellow legs!!

MarkD60 said...

I wonder what kind of camera you have...

Sandra said...

that last shot is great. i have not seen one of these before. i like the stripes. i took a bird shot yesterday, sitting on the roof of the car next to me, shot it through the passenger side window. hoping you will reconizeit.

SweetMarie said...

Gotta love those yellow legs!

MarmePurl said...

so fashionable in those yellow fireman boots

MarmePurl said...

so fashionable in those yellow fireman boots

Bob Bushell said...

Love the Yellowlegs, perfection.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh these are great Theresa! I have only seen one bird that may have been either a Snipe, or Yellow Legs, cannot remember. It is the one that gently bobs it's head almost constantly...fun to observe...and photograph~

Susan said...

What a cool bird, love those yellow legs. That wood in the pond kinda looks like a alligator.

Chatty Crone said...

Look at those long yellow legs!

Betty Manousos said...

love those yellow legs!

Sandy said...

Them certainly are some yellow legs! I love the one where his legs are crossed...it tickled me

Ian Holland said...

We get these guys in Central Alberta also. Noisy, but fun!

Marissa said...

No hiding those legs. :)

Linda said...

It must be tempting to just spend the day pond watching, with all the special visitors you get there. Those yellow legs are really...yellow!

edenhills said...

Those are some mighty bright legs.

Jeanne said...

Oh! I love this bird. He should be given a name. What personality shows through!

Gail said...

What talent! Better than National Geographic.

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show of some beautiful birds :)

Evelyn S. said...

I haven't seen a snipe for...forever! When I was growing up on the farm, I loved to hear their call in the evenings.

Modesto Viegas said...

Good series. Nice birds!

parker said...

The Pond is a bird magnate!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

LOve that one with her legs crossed! Looks like she was striking a model's pose for you.

Muffy's Marks said...

First time seeing that bird. So graceful.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Did these come to your ranch? Such a treat! You were able to get some great shots of them. Those yellow legs are something else.

Karen said...

Great name for a bird with yellow legs!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Sexy legs.

Patty Woodland said...

He certainly has yellow legs!

Carletta said...

He can't hide with those yellow legs!
Love the shot of him sitting and looking at his reflection.

don said...

What a pert looking bird. Very nice series including the elusive one at the end.

Beth said...

A beautiful series of shots!

HansHB said...

Great serie of photos!

Lovely birds!

Brk Trt said...

The last two look very close to the Woodcock. They have a mating ritual that's awesome.

ellen abbott said...

I'm astonished that you get shore birds up there.

Phil said...

I love those "legs" so yellow. You did well to get shots of any Snipe TWG, thay are all so shy.

nic.b van es said...

Die ben ik nog niet tegen gekomen maar hij is wel heel erg mooi.

Stephanie said...

A really neat looking bird. Love his yellow legs!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Wow, what a cute bird! Those legs are stunning!

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Those yellow legs are a. making me laugh with delight, b. making me be in awe at nature's wonders, and c. making me again be amazed at your talent for photographing these guys (& gals)!!

Tracey from Haiku.You.Do said...

Love those legs. I was sure you were going to say the only way to know the difference between the lesser is the legs are lesser, lol ;)

Paula said...

Humm I wonder why they call it Yellowlegs. Hee hee

Judy said...

What a great series T!

Breathtaking said...

A fine series!! I like the third one, with the crossed legs:) The last pics of the snipe are really good.

Sylvia K said...

A great series indeed! Love those yellow lege!!

Deanna said...

He looks like a fashion plate with his bright yellow skinny jeans!! Made me smile!!

Margaret said...

The markings on the elusive Wilson's Snipe are beautiful and I adore those golden-yellow legs on the "Greater".

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
That is a beautiful wader.
I'm feeling like a water bird too; non-stop every 10 minutes our 6-gallon wet vac needs to be emptied... Pieter's workshop is being flooded. Mopping up with a cloth as well. We pray for a break; rain has stopped but the water still comes in. In need for broader gutters with more pipes down to keep them from running over. We're so exhausted; no sleep...
Hugs,
Mariette

Inger said...

Such dainty legs. A really cute bird.

Lois Evensen said...

Nice! You have so many beautiful visitors!

Annette Mickelson said...

Those are the yellowist legs I've ever seen!

Leave It To Davis said...

He looks like he's admiring himself in the water...or checking to make sure every feather is in place.

barbara l. hale said...

Love the flashy yellow legs! Nice pics of that dandy and of the shyer snipe.

Paula said...

Oh, I love those legs! ;)

Nancy Claeys said...

Gorgeous photos -- I agree the legs sure pop out at you!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Theresa, The Yellowlegs always makes me smile.. Guess it's those long, skinny YELLOW LEGS... ha ha

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

DeniseinVA said...

Look at those legs! Aren't they super! Great shots Theresa!

mick said...

Great photos of the Yellowlegs and the Snipe. Your pond is a very special place to attract so many different birds.

Kathy said...

He/she looks like a model in high heels.

Robin Lamb said...

T, Wow, great images! You sure get some great sightings in your yard!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the Yellowlegs and cool sighting of the Snipe.

Terry and Linda said...

So SNIPS really are real...!


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Lynne said...

Love the YellowLegs, especially the third picture . . . hilarious . . .

NatureFootstep said...

great birds both of them. Love the bright yellow color on the yellowlegs. :)

Fjällripan said...

Really great photos of the beautiful birds!!

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great visitor you have again and can get some pictures.
Yes it was hit but they did tracking and could after some work see that it wasn´t hit bad. Hope to see them again soon.

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

You have so many different species of birds where you are Tex.
I am not familiar with the Snipe.. but it looks a beautiful bird.
great close ups of it.
Do they live close to your home!
xx val

bailey-road.com said...

What wonderful birds to see. Your pond always seems to be a center of lots of interesting activity!

A Quiet Corner said...

Ahhh...the rewards of having a pond!!!...:)JP

Fireblossom said...

Snipes are real??? I thought it was something made up, to send poeple on "snipe hunts". Shows what I know.

MTWaggin said...

Gee wonder how it got its name?! haha I love these photos again of a bird I've never seen.

Neil said...

Beautiful yellow legs.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias de bela Ave....
Cumprimentos

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I would say that Yellow Legs was adequately named:@)

Brian King said...

It certainly lives up to its name! Beautiful little bird! I don't see anything like that at the lake. I don't think I've ever seen a snipe, either.

Debbie said...

ooohhh t, i love those legs!!

and how on earth did you find a picture from 2010??

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow the snipe blends right in but you can really spot Mr. Yellow legs. great shots.

Felicia

Donna said...

How cute! I don't see any of them around here. I saw a lesser yellowlegs in Alaska and took a photo of it.

Lisa Gordon said...

Lovin' those legs!!

Genie Robinson said...

That third picture with his legs crossed is priceless. And then these is the one just a bit further down where he looks like he is tiptoeing through the tulips. What a great series. genie

Buttons said...

Evening Tex I am late today it was a busy one. I love the little yellow legs. Great shots. Hug B

Michelle said...

Those yellow legs almost don't look real!

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh yes, love those yellow legs. The snipe was a shy fellow but looks like he couldn't completely elude your camera.

Stewart M said...

Snipe are hard enough to find - let alone photograph. I think that the last picture is a bit better than a 'record shot"

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, My congratulations on the nice sighting and outstanding shots of this Yellow Legs. I have never seen one before. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

How beautiful a bird!
Cheers from Cottage Country!

Jen said...

I have a hard enough time visually distinguishing similar species. I don't know what I'll do if I have to determine by their call. Great photos.

Randy said...

Nice photos.

Maria said...

What variety of poses!

Cloudia said...

puffing his snipe pipe


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Madge Bloom said...

'These legs are made for walkin', and that's just what they'll do...'

Indrani said...

They camouflage so well, but for those yellow legs it would have been hard to spot.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I don't know why (ya think it was the legs?) but he made me think of Big Bird. He's much cuter than BB, tho! Beautiful shots.

Elaine said...

Love those Yellowlegs!

Gillian Olson said...

What a beautiful bird, those legs are really something. I want boots that colour!

pattisjarrett said...

Love seeing both of them. Wonder how the yellow-legged one got its name? ;) So many pretty birds.

holdingmoments said...

You certainly get some great birds there Theresa.

Karen said...

I love his yellow legs! And the snipe has beautiful markings. I love seeing these unusual beauties. Great shots. xx

Lasse said...

Great pics of the beauties around you!

Jeevan said...

Beautiful bird! The legs are stunning and stylish the way it stood there :)

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Another one I've never seen before- great captures!

Kerri said...

those snipes really BLEND! Great captures!

Candy C. said...

You have the coolest birds come to visit you! Love those yellow legs and his little pal the snipe too! :)

JM said...

Great (yellow) legs! :-)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Appropriately named I would say!

Gary said...

Great series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Daryl said...

LOVE the shot where he's standing legs crossed .. what a cutie

Barb Brookbank said...

Love those gorgeous yellow legs! :)

Wally Jones said...

A couple of great water birds to have around! Wonderful shots of two of may favorites!

Michaele said...

She would look great on a bird modeling runway with those legs!

Ken Schneider said...

Nice assortment of poses of the yellowlegs. That call is indeed distinctive, and the slightly upturned bill is also characteristic of the Greater. Your patience was rewarded by getting open views of the snipe!

DIMI said...

Very preety bird!!Amazing shots as always Tex!!
Dimi..

thirtysevenandcounting said...

I am simply amazed at all the gorgeous bird species that visit your pond! Lucky you!

~Lindy

Martha Z said...

I'd be in trouble as I have a hard time recognizing bird calls.

Marie said...

Snipes or woodcocks are one of my favorite birds! I guess I adore them because they are so cute and so shy and hard to find. The yellow legs, though is great too! He reminds me a lot of a snipe. You got some great pictures of both!

Pam ;) said...

The Greater Yellowlegs are much larger than the Lessors and have that slight up-turned bill.
Love the Wilson's Snipe Tex.

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! Yet another great bird that we don't have out here. Nice photos!

Adam Jones said...

I love the Greater Yellowlegs. I have not seen one myself, but it's my kind of bird. lovely

Amanda said...

Wow! Yellow legs alright. Love seeing another new wader. That's exciting you saw the snipe too.

Faye said...

Looks like a gawky teenager. I've been trying to feed and water the birds this winter and am noticing more varieties checking in. Wish I knew more about them.

Faye said...

Looks like a gawky teenager. I've been trying to feed and water the birds this winter and am noticing more varieties checking in. Wish I knew more about them.

Rohrerbot said...

The Lessers and Greaters can be confusing. Never got why they called them Yellowlegs;)

Rose said...

They are both such beautiful birds....

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