The Common Redshank (Tringa totanus) is a medium-sized wader occurring in temperate Europe and Asia. Throughout most of its range, the birds favor coastal areas and other wetlands. They can be seen quite readily on the mudflats of the European Wadden Sea. Their diet consists mainly of small invertebrates which are caught with their long bills by poking in the muddy substrate. During winter months, redshanks leave their breeding grounds and migrate to warmer areas in southern Europe, South Asia, and occasionally even as far as Micronesia. I have photographed these beautiful birds at the coast of the North Sea in Germany in June and September 2014.