|Common Name||Lesser Yellowlegs|
|Scientific Name||Tringa flavipes|
|Type of Report||Out-of-Season|
|Date of Observation||02/25/2017|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Donald Clark|
|Mailing Address||Box 86|
Grafton, Vermont 05146
|Latitude of Observation||42.7852284|
|Longitude of Observation||-72.5202799|
|Place Name||Miller Farm|
|Vermont eBird Checklist URL||ebird.org|
|Time of Day||11:17 AM|
|Length of Time Observed||12 minutes|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||150|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||20|
|Noteworthy Weather Conditions|
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
Zeiss 10x42 binocs
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
|I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event.|
|Description of Habitat|
Weedy farm pond
Feeding & preening along pond edge with occasional bobbing motion. Flew off with 3 Killdeer in tight group as if they were traveling together.
|Description of Vocalizations|
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
While scanning farm pond for waterfowl & Killdeer observed a shorebird feeding along the pond edge. realized it wasn't a Killdeer so but the scope on it. At a distance it looked like it had short greenish legs and was doing an occasional bob which made me think Solitary but as I looked at photos after I realized it was a L Yellowlegs.
|Relative Size & Shape|
Shorebird shape with robin size body.
Crown brown with light supercilium & eye ring with streaked brown cheeks.
|Feet & Bill|
Yellow legs & thin dark bill.
Dark & white spotted
|Lower Back & Rump|
Dark & white spotted
Dark & white spotted. Did not see open.
|Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts|
Brownish streaked chest & flanks. Belly white
Was unable to see rump when it flew. Tail barred.
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
Ruled out Solitary because of longish yellow legs. Ruled out G Yellowlegs because of shorter straight bill.
|This report was written from notes taken:||Immediately After|