“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).
“Upon completion of its bath, it flaps its wings with delight (below).
“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).
“A video clip of this behaviour may be previewed here:”
Dr. Leong Tzi Ming
26th April 2019