Long-legged Shorebirds

Greater Yellowlegs

August means shorebird migration, and two weeks ago I found a few shorebirds at Montour Preserve.  Birds with long yellow legs are called Yellowlegs, but it takes some practice to differentiate between the Lesser and the Greater.  If they are side by side, as in the above picture, it’s no problem.  The Greater looks to […]

Lake-side Warbler Babies

Juvenile male Common Yellowthroat

Young Swallows and Phoebes were not the only babies seen the other morning by kayak.  Young warbler families were also active along the lakeside at Montour Preserve.  There were several Common Yellowthroat families skulking in the vines and dogwood by the water, very upset that I was invading their territory.  Yellow warblers also abounded, and two […]