There are many birds I am not familiar with. Shorebirds are one of those. Sometimes one will turn up at the pond near the visitor center. Usually it is a lone bird, off course, taking a little break. It's here for a few hours than gone.
And so it was today. I glanced out the window and saw it just standing there, bobbing it's head up and down. It wasn't too concerned with the few people who were milling around, including myself, as long as we didn't get too close.
We've had a Spotted Sandpiper, Wilson's Phalarope, Wilson's Snipe, and a couple of Snowy Egrets. But this one was new. I tried and tried to make it a Pectoral Sandpiper, or a Short-billed Dowitcher, in the end, however, I am pretty certain it is a Lesser Yellowlegs.
This isn't the first time I've seen one, but it's the first one we have recorded showing up in the park.