Common Greenshank at Skocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve
November 5, 2018 at 9:59 am
The Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia) is an elegant
wader, approximately 35 cm in length, having a wingspan of 65 cm and it weighs max. 200 g. Its bill is long and slightly upcurved while the legs are long
and of greenish color. It has dark upperwing and constrasting white rump.
This wader can be seen as a single bird or in small flocks in a variety of wetland
habitats. Characteristically, the Common Greenshank bobs its head and does ringing
calls when alert.
The image bellow is showing the Common Greenshank while foraging in the
shallow waters of the Skocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve. It was captured at
considerable distance (35-40m) using the Lumix FZ1000 with engaged iZoom
feature. Not of the best quality however still usable as a documentary
Common Greenshank (Tringa nebularia), Skocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve - Lumix FZ1000, 4K video grab at 1184mm FL;