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Greater Yellowlegs, Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Smyrna, Delaware

May 11, 2013

Taking advantage of a rainy weather, I just edited this new photo of a Greater Yellowlegs (Tringa melanoleuca). I took this photo on my latest visit at the Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Smyrna, Delaware. There were hundreds of shorebirds in the Raymond Pool, but as it usually happens, all too far to photograph. Once in the while more adventurous bird would come closer allowing for a nice close-up:

Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca Bombay Hook NWR Smyrna DE walking low angle

– for larger view and EXIF data, please click on the image – Photograph taken with a Canon 1Dx camera and 600mm f/4 lens II + 1.4x extender III

“Cool fact:

– Although the Greater Yellowlegs is common and widespread, its low densities and tendency to breed in inhospitable, mosquito-ridden muskegs make it one of the least-studied shorebirds on the continent” – Cornell Lab


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