Just been out watching ducks, waders and gulls in a quiet bay and noticed a redshank hopping around on one leg. Thought the other must be missing but then I saw another one do it, then an oyster catcher doing the same, then another one!
I know birds stand on one leg but not hopping around on one. Surely they can't all have had missing limbs. Is this normal?
Thanks in advance
We spend 90% of net income on conservation, public education and advocacy
The RSPB is a member of BirdLife International. Find out more about the partnership
© The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654
Accepting all non-essential cookies helps us to personalise your experience
These cookies are required for basic web functions
Allow us to collect anonymised performance data
Allow us to personalise your experience