When to see
Over the summer about 15-20 Redshank remain on the bay with a few pairs breeding in the local area. By August birds start returning and by autumn numbers will have risen to 600+ and will remain at that level over the winter before starting their migration back to breeding grounds in April.
Where to see
Over the summer the few birds remaining on the bay will almost exclusively be found along the southern shore. In winter the Redshank become widespread across the bay and can frequently be seen feeding and resting in large numbers on the shore at the south end of Findhorn village. Care should be taken to avoid disturbance. They will also rest on the sandbars at the northern end of the bay at low water. At high tide they will roost around the edge of the bay, in particular along the shores that are last to flood such as the corner by Kinloss village.
Markings will become more pronounced and darker in the summer months.
Return to bird life.