Redshank - Western Isles Bird Sightings
Redshank - Hebridean Birds - Western Isles Birds - Birdlife and Bird Sightings in the Hebrides. Redshanks have long bright orange-red legs, bills with red base - a medium sized wader. It is grey-brown above and whitish below.
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Redshanks - Isle of Lewis and Harris Bird Sightings
During the breeding season, Common Redshanks hunt insects, spiders, worms.
Redshanks breed in nests - a shallow scrape or hollow on a hummock or at the base of a tuft of grass, often well hidden by overhanging leaves. Noisy calls make redshanks easier to identify. They fly fast, tilting from side to side, holding their wings upraised after landing.