This estuary, historically one of the world's ecologically richest, yields a bounty of the small fish that wading birds
The Great Thick-knee is a unique-looking large wading bird
, well adapted to its diet of crabs, large insects and other small animals.
Bittern: Known for its booming call, the Bittern is a wading bird
- part of the heron family.
Although wading birds
usually feed alone and for short periods, their energetic requirements are high (Kushlan 1978, 1981).
Which wading bird
makes a distinctive booming noise during the mating season?
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The dunlin is a wading bird
with a very distinctive call.
The Redshank This wading bird
spends winter around the Mediterranean, returning to the Severn for the summer and is protected as a migratory waterbird.
This shy, mostly nocturnal wading bird
belonged on some secluded creek bank, not here among the boaters, picnickers and frisbee-catching dogs.
FOUR UK wading bird
species saw numbers fall to new lows last year, as poor weather compounded long-term declines in populations, a survey has revealed.
The Hawaiian stilt, a black-and-white wading bird
, makes its nest on tufts of land in the middle of coastal wetlands.
It wasn't too long ago that upland Wales reverberated to the almost ethereal music of this longbilled wading bird
In the first country-wide assessment of its kind, the RSPB study looked at five wading bird
species - lapwing, curlew, golden plover, dunlin and snipe.
The dunlin is a small, brown wading bird
with a shrill trilling call.
chicks feed on insects found alongside pools of water, but with the pools drying up and bugs becoming scarce they are having to venture further afield to forage - facing greater danger as a result.