Yellowlegs

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  1. marlingardener

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    It occurred to me that I've been whining a lot about the drought here in Texas. In compensation, I'm posting a happy picture of a Yellowlegs wading in the remnants of our pond. We still have water in it, and birds are finding it. There is a silver lining--we're seeing more wildlife!

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    Yellowlegs ( photo / image / picture from marlingardener's Garden )
     
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  2. Jerry Sullivan

    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    Wow!! Great picture opportunities. With stopovers at a premium in Texas this year, your pond will be like an oasis for the migrating birds.

    Jerry
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I'm so glad your pond still has water in it as we get to see all the wildlife that pays it a visit. :-D Hopefully many more species will arrive for you to take shots of.
     
  4. cherylad

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    Looks like the bird is wearing long yellow stockings.
    :-D
    Glad you still have some water in your pond!
     



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  5. marlingardener

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    Eileen and Jerry, we are eagerly anticipating the migration season. Due to the wildfires here and flooding in other parts, we should get birds that usually don't come here.
    Cheryl, we were thinking of calling the bird "Pippi Yellowstockings"!
     
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    Hi Jane,
    your pond is improving rapidly with more wildlife dropping in,..great picture,..keep the camera at the ready,.."Pippi Yellowstockings",..an apt name for that visitor,..i remember a Pippi Longstockings.
     

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