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wading bird

A type of bird with long legs and a long neck that is typically found in shallow water. Examples include the crane and the stork. Look at all that wading bird near the shore. I think it might be a heron.
See also: bird, wade
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Huge numbers of wading birds arrive on Wirral's coastline at this time of year Picture: RON THOMAS
Although Cuthbert Rookery is closed to the public, other accessible areas nearby host plenty of wading birds: During late winter and spring, walk around Eco Pond, close to the park's Flamingo Visitor Center, to see egrets, spoonbills, wood storks, and more.
The birds affected include ducks - including wigeon and pintail - and wading birds, such as godwits, dunlin and knot.
We will flatten them to just about one foot above the water level as it is better for lapwings and wading birds.
The presence of water in the crawfish ponds provides feeding habitat and loafing habitat for all types of waterbirds including waterfowl, grebes, pelicans, cormorants, wading birds, shorebirds, coots, rails, gulls and terns.
Today, crocodiles, sea turtles, wading birds, and many other animals in the Everglades are endangered.
The nutrient-rich soil that winds up on the banks in the making of gator holes grows a variety of native plants, and locals from turtles to fish to wading birds come to the gator hole to find nourishment.
Robot hands snap parts together at lightning speed, like wading birds snapping up minnows in a marsh.
Today the refuge provides habitat for waterfowl, wading birds, shore-birds and song birds, and is best-known among wildlife enthusiasts as a major breeding area for the endangered piping plover.
Populations of wading birds have dropped by more than 90% since the turn of the century.
Showcasing rainforest surroundings in a theme-park style, facilities include boat trips to spot wading birds and turtles along the jungle-fringed Chagres River, and aerial tram rides through the forest canopy.
Dungeness Reserve, Kent - This unique shingle bank is rich in wild plants, migrating wading birds and breeding gulls and terns.
During nesting season, wading birds need relatively low water levels that concentrate fish in shallow pools.
Soaring over the great Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in southwestern Florida, he counts nesting wading birds. He is especially fond of wood storks, which can make this work discouraging.