Birding the lakefront in Milwaukee this morning was generally quiet. A Lesser Yellowlegs at Lakeshore State Park was probably the highlight in the places I stopped at. It did a little feeding and after awhile just took off and went east to the big lake. Other birds to note, a hand full of Northern Shovelers were still hanging around the lagoon at the park. 3 Sanderlings were present at McKinley Beach, the rest of the birds seen were just common species for this time of year. I took a few images of the Lesser Yellowlegs to share. It was an gloomy overcast days with some rain showers early with temps in the lower 50’s. Images were taken on October 23, 2017.
Binomial name: Tringa flavipes
Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies
Size: 10.5” long, 24” wing span
Weight: 2.8 oz
Notes: Breeds in northern Canada and Alaska, winters at coasts of southern US and Mexico.