red shank


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red shank

n
(Plants) an annual polygonaceous plant, Polygonum persicaria, of N temperate regions, having red stems, narrow leaves, and oblong spikes of pink flowers. Also called: persicaria or lady's-thumb
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Veteran West Side anglers anticipate fishing the outside of Yellow Cay or the productive shoreline near Red Shank Point
Birds such as oystercatcher, curlew, red shank, teal and tufted duck usually move onto the freshwater lagoons to escape the incoming tide from the tidal River Conwy.
'I used to see red shank and peewits in my youth and now you don't see them at all.
On to the seawall and two waders were feeding in a creek directly below, as well as a red shank and, amazingly, the lesser yellowlegs.
peregrine, red shank, widgeon, house sparrow, green woodpecker, chough,
"We would have severe worries about the turbines being so close to the mudflats as it would mean them being within feet of an area used by hundreds of red shank birds," said Mike Leakey of English Nature.
It provides massive feeding ground for waders, red shank and oystercatchers.