The Redshank is named for its distinctive bright-red legs and beak. During the wintertime, they migrate to Ireland from Iceland and Scandinavia, with some of them making their way farther south (West Africa) later in the winter. Here in the city, you’ll find them wandering Galway’s shorelines in search of their next meal. Like other waders, they fish in shallow waters and feed on invertebrates. Their high-pitched, frantic call does a good job of scaring other birds away from their feeding grounds.