April 5, 2016 – Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia)

Requested by: derbytup

These shorebirds are found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and in small numbers in Alaska. They eat small fish, crustaceans, insects, worms, and small frogs, often walking with their beaks in the mud when the tide is out, then chasing prey they have startled. Nesting in scrapes on the ground, usually hidden near plants or rocks, both parents incubate the eggs and care for the chicks. Pairs often reuse the same nesting site for multiple years and adults usually leave for migration before the juveniles.