Do you think these birds have already bred? Or are they birds that failed
to breed, or failed to reach the breeding grounds, and that's why they're
early? It seems really hard to believe they could have made it up north,
bred, and already be coming back. But I don't really know what time they
normally arrive on their breeding grounds, either.
> We started getting both Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs in Colorado last
>week. We have also had about 20 Marbled Godwits reported in the past week.
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>From: Liz Day <[log in to unmask]>
>> A lesser yellowlegs and a pectoral were seen in northern Indiana (USA) June
>> 17. Is it possible they could have bred and already be back down
>> here? Or are these birds that failed and never made it up north? I don't
>> know what time they breed up there.
>> Liz Day