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Welcome to our new Volunteer Committee 1998
Trail Guide to the Mangrove Boardwalk
and the guide "Endless Summer: The Story of a Seasoned Traveller"
Mangrove: A Home to the Birds
New features at the Park:
Dining Table for the Birds, New Freshwater Aquarium Exhibit
and the new coin-operated bino at the main hide
The Common Redshank can be
identified by its orange legs
Length: 27-29 cm
Plumage and bare-parts: grey brown
Bill and legs: orange
Underparts: pale with streaked breast (non-breeding)
Coastal and inland wetlands,
including salt marshes, wet grassland
and muddy shorelines.
Insects and worms; in non-breeding season also molluscs and crustaceans.
Breeding period: April-June
Nest sites: base of long grasses
Sizes of brood: 3-5, average 4
Different races are found in different regions. Can be found breeding
from Iceland to Euope, Siberia, the Himalayas and East China. They
spend the northern winter in Western Europe, the Mediterranean, tropical
Africa, India, Southeast Asia and East Asia.
The Story of a Seasoned Traveller
home town is in the colder regions of the northern hemisphere. When
winter sets in, we make our annual pilgrimage southwards to escape
the cold winter ...""
The trail of our feathered friend, T.T. (Tringa totanus) the Common
Redshank, is on again this migratory season. The booklet "Endless
Summer: The Story of a Seasoned Traveller" complements the trail
"Migratory Birds" along Route 1.
Get a copy of the trail booklet (@50cents) and find out what T.T.
goes through to arrive at the Park.
trail booklet will be distributed free to children under 16 during
our BirdWatch 1997 (30 Nov-6 Dec 97). Those who can uncover the secret
message at the end of the trail will get a chance at a lucky dip for