Professor Ansted includes the redshank in his list, but only marks it as occurring in Guernsey.
Now let us leave the beach and look for the redshank on the mud-flats.
It had the soft quality, soft yet piercing, of a redshank's, but it shuddered like an owl's.
His cousin, the redshank, a much larger bird, has already been described here in regard to his spring love-making.
The redshank is a bird of frequent occurrence on all such parts of the coast as are suited to its habits.
No sooner does the redshank spy you than he is up and, with a shrill whistle of alarm, flies quickly away.
A redshank rises up into the air, and there flies in a series of switchbacks.
It is far less common than the redshank, but seems to resemble it in many of its habits.
Kearton somewhere relates how he once induced a blackbird to sit on the eggs of a thrush, and a lapwing on those of a redshank.
I have, however, a redshank in full breeding plumage, killed in Guernsey as late as the 23rd of April.