Scientific name: Tringa totanus
The Redshank lives up to its name as it sports distinctive long, bright red legs! It feeds and breeds on marshes, mudflats, mires and saltmarshes. Look out for it posing on a fence post or rock.
Average lifespan: 4 years
Classified in the UK as Amber under the Birds of Conservation Concern 4: the Red List for Birds (2015).