Date: 2/11/18 12:45 pm From: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10...> Subject: [obol] Re: Black Turnstones have yellow legs (sometimes)
Right you are. I recall the the field guides from way back in the 60s made the same omission. I think they based the illustrations based on study skins, where the color had faded to dark on the winter birds.
On another note, that Mike describes the color as yellow, I would describe as orange. At least on my screen the bird’s color is consistent with what I expect on winter birds. This is likely an example of how people describe the same thing in words for different colors.