Roy Lowry's photos with the Tringa totanus

Redshank Landing

Redshank Landing
A redshank coming in to land on the edge of the Dove Point wader roost.
Added on April  8, 2017

Knot a Redshank

Knot a Redshank
A lone knot joining the packed ranks of redshank on the Dove Point wader roost. There's also a small group of dunlin to the right of the shot.
Added on March 23, 2017

Redshank Flight

Redshank Flight
Half a dozen common redshank flying along the North Wirral coast.
Added on October 23, 2016

Redshank on Final Approach

Redshank on Final Approach
A redshank coming into land on Leasowe Gutter.
Added on April 28, 2016

Redshank Flypast

Redshank Flypast
A flock of redshank flying along Leasowe gutter.
Added on April 24, 2016

Redshank Summer Plumage

Redshank Summer Plumage
A common redshank in Leasowe Gutter developing its summer plumage. This is a transition from brown to grey - some pale like this one, but others are much darker. Some distant birds were so dark that I initially thought they were spotted redshank, but thei…
Added on March 31, 2016

Redshank Row

Redshank Row
A trio of redshank on the Leasowe Bay tide line.
Added on February 20, 2016

Incoming Redshank

Incoming Redshank
A flock of redshank coming in to land on the Donkey Stand flash at Parkgate.
Added on February 15, 2016

Redshank

Redshank
A nicely lit redshank looking for lunch in the sands off the West Kirby marine lake boundary wall.
Added on January 27, 2016

Redshank Takeoff

Redshank Takeoff
A flock of redshank - plus one black-tailed godwit - leaving Parkgate's Donkey Stand Flash in something of a hurry. No idea what put them up - the only raptor I saw was a hovering kestrel which they don't usually consider a threat.
Added on December  7, 2015

A Green in the Reds

A Green in the Reds
A lone greenshank in a sea of redshank on the wader roost on the Dove Point breakwater. There is also a turnstone and an oystercatcher in the background.
Added on March 31, 2015

Turnstone Flight

Turnstone Flight
A flock of turnstone switching roost location with a couple of redshank after a bit of bovver with a couple of herring gulls. There were unusually large numbers of turnstone keeping the laughing gull company on the pontoon and for once they outnumbered th…
Added on February  8, 2015

Displaced Redshank

Displaced Redshank
A flock of redshank looking for a dry roost as the tide starts to flood Gayton Marsh. The advancing River Dee and Connah's Quay in North Wales can be seen in the distance. The post in the middle distance is one of a number in the marsh that are frequently…
Added on February  2, 2015

Redshank Ballet

Redshank Ballet
Three redshank and a turnstone jockeying for position in the roost on the New Brighton Marine Lake pontoon. The foreground is filled with redshank with a few turnstone in the bottom left-hand corner.
Added on December 22, 2014

Port Sunlight Riverside Park Lake

Port Sunlight Riverside Park Lake
This is the reed-lined lake in Port Sunlight Riverside Park. Most of the birds are some 500 roosting black-tailed godwit with a few redshank at the right-hand end. Behind the bushes is the River Mersey on a high tide. When the tide goes out mudflats are e…
Added on October  5, 2014

Stop Splashing Me!

Stop Splashing Me!
A curlew giving a disapproving look to a redshank having a very enthusiastic bath in the lake at Port Sunlight Riverside Park.
Added on September 13, 2014

Redshank Squadron

Redshank Squadron
I've had such fun doing wader flight shots this week that I couldn't resist posting another one.

This is part of quite a large flock that were driven off the Mersey mudflats by the rising tide and circled the Port Sunlight Riverside Park lake before deci…
Added on September 13, 2014

Incoming Redshank

Incoming Redshank
A couple of common redshank coming in to land on the lake at Port Sunlight Riverside Park. Their form is so different than when they are flying at full speed.
Added on September 11, 2014