Thursday, 4 March 2021

Wintering Redshanks

The photos show redshanks at Nairn harbour, along wth some turnstones in the final pic. We get lots of wintering redshanks around the harbour and mouth of the River Nairn. They breed in the countryside and come back to the coast in the autumn. Many of the redshanks in Scotland tracvel here from Iceland in the winter, before heading back there to breed. The wintering turnstones are likely to breed in Greenland and Canada, and the ones we see here in the summer are either non-breeders or passage migrands (July and August) from northern Europe.

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