Latin name - Tringa totanus
Redshanks have a medium-length bill with an orange base, brown speckled back and wings, a pale belly and distinctive, bright orange-red legs. They can be seen all the year round feeding on insects, earthworms, molluscs and crustaceans along rocky, muddy or sandy shores. However during winter their numbers are swelled by overwintering migrants from Iceland. They breed in inland and coastal wetland habitats. The nest is just a shallow depression on the ground, concealed near or under vegetation.