Yellowlegs Salton Sea~


Greater Yellowlegs migrate between South and North America.

They are striking birds,

who stride across deep lagoons,

with their distinctive,

high-stepping strut.

Long legs,

enable them to hunt in deeper lagoons,

capturing the fish and insects they survive on.

Cheers to you from the stunning Yellowlegs at The Salton Sea~

188 thoughts on “Yellowlegs Salton Sea~

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  2. I’m a somewhat new follower and this is the second post I’ve seen from the Salton Sea. Your images capture a pristine and beautiful body of water. I grew up in the Imperial Valley and remember it being the complete opposite. I sure hope for the birds the quality has improved over the past 30 years. Love your photos, birds and adventures!

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    • A huge bond issue recently passed, allocating significant funds to rescue the sea. I notice increased efforts already underway including increased flooding of nearby ponds where these photos were taken and increased diking. I plan to photo document the changes as they are made. It is amazing isn’t it, how this massive, polluted body of water can look so beautiful on the surface and support such an array of amazing life. I was following fresh tracks of bob-cat, mountain lion, coyotes and raccoon, and passing lots of recent kills. I might have been intimidated me were it not for all the amazing birds!

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  3. I wish I had gorgeous long legs like that! Of course, if they were yellow, it would restrict my wardrobe choices in regards to colour!
    Gorgeous shots of a beautiful bird, thank you, Cindy! ❦

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  4. You did well to capture them in flat reflective water (and of course the sky is always blue and clear in California!) What family do these birds belong to? Who are their nearest relatives? They seem like oversized versions of plovers which are so plentiful on east coast beaches.

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