Common Redshank bathing and preening

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“Waders are warmly welcome whenever they winter within our wonderful wetlands. These include the Common Redshank (Tringa totanus). After an exhausting flight, a dip in the shallows is most refreshing (below).

RedshankC [LeongTziMing]

“Upon completion of its bath, it flaps its wings with delight (below).

RedshankC [LeongTziMing]

“A video clip of this bathing beauty may be previewed here:

“Immediately after, much time is spent in the elaborate ritual of preening itself (3 images below).

RedshankC [LeongTziMing]
RedshankC [LeongTziMing]
RedshankC [LeongTziMing]

“A video clip of this behaviour may be previewed here:”

Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
Singapore
26th April 2019

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