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a common Old World wading bird with long red legs

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An Avocet spent a few days in the Dee estuary last week and up to nine Spotted Redshanks and a Great White Egret have been at Connah's Quay, with other Great Whites on the Conwy estuary and on Anglesey's Inland Sea.
Then there are Redshanks -- Spotted Redshanks, Common Redshanks and Greenshanks -- besides Ruffs, Little Stints and Temminck's Stints.
Summer brings wading birds, such as lapwings and redshanks, and some very special butterflies, too.
Wetland birds such as lapwings and redshanks depend on soft damp soils to probe for worms and leatherjackets.
Meanwhile a regular survey of the Bay area's birdlife was started in 1989, with redshanks being tagged and monitored.
But the report has shown that redshanks displaced from Cardiff Bay to a new wildlife reserve on the outskirts of Newport had suffered increased death rates - with the survival rate dropping from 85 per cent to 78 per cent.
One managed area has been restored to wet grassland and is now used by about 20 pairs of lapwings as well as breeding redshanks and large numbers of wintering wildfowl.
REDSHANKS are known as `sirens of the marsh' for their yodelling alarm calls if egg-loving predators venture too close to nests.
Connah's Quay nature reserve hosted 10 Spotted Redshanks and 16 Greenshanks, plus Arctic Terns, Gannets and Arctic Skua blown up the Dee estuary on north-westerly winds.
The amount of bird life here is quite astonishing and within minutes of leaving my car at Forvie National Nature reserve I had spotted redshanks, curlews and turnstones feeding on the muddy shore.
The nature loving trio will be spending their time at the Ynys-hir nature reserve in mid-Wales, at the foot of the Cambrian mountains where they will be treated to such delights as herons, lapwings, redshanks and some very special butterflies.
From harbour and gre y seals to visiting birds such as knots, dunlins, godwits, curlews and redshanks, organisers say there should be a rich variety on display.
The farm is now receiving funds to manage 347 hectares of grassland for breeding waders including redshanks, curlews, oystercatchers, snipe and lapwings.
And there are as many great bellied foodies as spotted redshanks, thanks to a string of awards including two A Rosettes for food.
Birdwatchers can see redshanks, shelducks, lapwings, skylarks, meadow pipits and birds of prey such as peregrines, hen harriers and day time hunting short-eared owls.