057 Spotted Redshank

The Spotted Redshank (Tringa erithropus) is 29-31 cm long shorebird with white spotted black plumage in the breeding season that turns quite light otherwise. It has orange legs and a long black and red bill. It is found across Europe and northern Asia in summer, but migrates to tropical Asia and Africa in winter. (The pictures presented in the slideshow here were taken in late April of 2013.) The female builds nest on ground and lays 4 eggs.