|Common Redshank Tringa totanus|
Common Redshanks breed in appropriate habitat in Europe and across central Asia into western China. While many of the birds in western Europe and Iceland are sedentary others migrate to Africa and southern Asia during the northern winter.
|It nests in a wide variety of
inland and coastal wetlands but tends to winter on or near the
The red legs and red base to the bill are usually conspicuous and, in flight, note the white trailing edge to the wings, the pointed white rump and the projecting red toes (see the third photo).
|It is very noisy and seems to act as a sentinel for other wader species.|
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