Sandpipers and allies (Scolopacidae)
Where to see them
Redshanks breed in damp places like saltmarshes, flood meadows and around lakes, but during winter you'll see lots more of them on estuaries and coastal lagoons – as many as half of these birds may be from Iceland. The greatest concentrations of breeding birds are in parts of Scotland and north-west England.
When to see them
At any time of year.
What they eat
Redshanks hunt for insects, earthworms, molluscs and crustaceans by probing their bills into soil and mud.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|-||25,000 pairs||130,000 birds||-|