“What bird is this. It can be found at the central Pennsylvania canoeing lake about 15 miles from my home, walking along the shore, grabbing food from between rocks and logs, twigs and other such flotsam. I’ve never seen one actually get its feet wet.
It looks a lot like a Lesser Yellowlegs, but the books say they don’t live this far east and anyway, the bill isn’t right.
He’s a tiny thing, too, about as long in the body as a Birch leaf, plus the bill.
I’ve talked with a person reputed to be knowledgeable about such things and he didn’t know.
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