Redshanks – Warden of the Marshes

Redshank on a fence post

Redshanks have an old country name of “Warden on the Marsh” because of their habitat of being one of the first birds to alarm call when they sense danger. They do like to stand on fence posts and keep watch.

Redshank calling from a fence post
Redshank asleep on a fence post
Winter plumage redshank
Redshank close up