Monday, January 19, 2009
Our good friend at Ramsey Daily Photo just posted a photograph of a turnstone but her bird is very camouflaged and difficult to see properly. So I thought I'd show you the ones I saw last March on Paignton Harbour.
They were walking around pecking at the concrete and checking out the puddles quite unconcened about the people passing close by.
The Arenaria interpres are intrepid wee birds that can fly at 40 mph and cover 350 miles in a day. They winter in the UK and then pop off to the Baltic, Greenland or Canada for the summer to breed.