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There were many Lesser Yellowlegs at the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge. This is a bird with long yellow legs, and it is named Lesser Yellowlegs because it is smaller than the Greater Yellowlegs.

These birds were not shy of humans and continued their foraging for food even when I came close to them.

Lesser  Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

Lesser Yellowlegs

You may wonder how I know the names of these birds. I don’t, and I am not a “birder”. However, there are usually birders around at places like the refuge. They are very kind and helpful, and never hesitate to tell me the names of the birds and answer my naive questions. At times, they even lend me their binoculars or spotting scopes as they point out the locations of some distant birds. Birders are great people!

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