Things I've Learned About the Newfoundland Wilderness: #358: Walk near a Greater Yellowlegs nest and pay for it for the rest of the day.
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I apologize for the windy end portion. Hopefully it masks whatever cursing I was carrying on with. And yes, this particular yellowlegs did make contact at several points. With my head.
Greater Yellowlegs are fiercely protective of their nests and the 500 yards surrounding their nests. Take a closer look at these beautiful shorebirds below but don't give them an inch because they will literally make a mile of your hike miserable.