Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

Common Redshank

Common Redshank

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.

Common Redshank

Common Redshank

Common Redshank

Common Redshank

young Common Redshank

young Common Redshank

Common Redshank in the mudflats of the Wadden Sea

Common Redshank in the mudflats of the Wadden Sea

a flying Common Redshank

a flying Common Redshank

redshanks in the Wadden Sea

redshanks in the Wadden Sea

shorebirds including redshanks and avocets in the Wadden Sea

shorebirds including redshanks and avocets in the Wadden Sea

3 responses to “Common Redshank (Tringa totanus)

  1. Love your Redshanks, it is wader season for our country at the moment, as you will see in my latest post on the Eastern Curlew. The Common Redshank only occurs in the far north west of Australia, so I never get to see it, hoping to before the year is out. Thanks for sharing your great pics!

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