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The Lesser Yellowlegs (Tringa flavipes) is a medium sized shorebird or wader of the family Scolopacidae which is the genus Tringa. It is a common long distant migrant which breeds in wetland areas in the boreal forests of Central and North West Canada as well as Alaska. In early autumn it migrates south to its wintering areas in the Gulf of Mexico and South America. It is also a very rare but annual autumn vagrant to North West Europe, including Ireland.
Patrick J. O'Keeffe / Raw Birds
Sunday 31 March 2013
LESSER YELLOWLEGS (Tringa flavipes) juvenile, Big Marsh, Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Fingal, Birds of Ireland, Broadmeadow Estuary, Co. Dublin, Fingal, Ireland, Irish Birds, October 2005, shorebirds, Swords, Tringa flavipes, waders