I walked around Virginia lake to day and had 2 Greater Yellowlegs. After seeing the first one in the little cove at the south end I saw another one along the west shore. Just to make sure I walked back to the cove at the south end to make sure the first one was still there and it was.
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Reno, Washoe Co (10/26/14)
Cackling Goose--1 (N end with Canadas as usual). Continues Western Grebe--6. Continue Greater Yellowlegs--1
Rather surprisingly, the Greater Yellowlegs is the first I've ever seen at Virginia Lake (#153 on my life list for that place). It was foraging along the water's edge at the N end where a large area of muddy lake bottom has been exposed for quite some time now.
The immature Greater White-fronted Goose continues at Rancho San Rafael. As before, it was among the big flocks of Canadas on the lawn W of Peavine Pond.
I had a FOS Hermit Thrush in my yard this afternoon. It was along the paved path leading to the front door & must have come in with the bad weather last night.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/fugl/15637533125 (Greater Yellowlegs)
--Fred Petersen, Reno