Common Redshank Tringa totanus
Redshank, Aberlady, Lothian, Scotland, September 2002 - click for larger image

Great Britain

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.

Redshank, Aberlady, Lothian, Scotland, September 2002 - click for larger image It nests in a wide variety of inland and coastal wetlands but tends to winter on or near the coast.

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).

Redshank, Walton Backwaters, Suffolk, September 2017 - click for larger image It is very noisy and seems to act as a sentinel for other wader species.
Redshank, Walberswick, Suffolk, England, September 2002 - click for larger image
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