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Turnstone

Observed: 22nd December 2011 By: jhn7
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

I thought Turnstones preferred more stones and seaweed but these orange legged dumpy birds behaved more like Sanderling!

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Comments

RoyW's picture

Behaviour...

In some places Turnstones behave more like 'sparrows or pigeons' and run around at your feet for scraps of bread!

(I don't think that this is something that should be encouraged though).

jhn7's picture

Interesting!

Amazing how some birds adapt to opportunities isn't it? Although I still have to marvel at Turnstones from a distance.

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)

allrounder's picture

Disgusting

I know its disgusting, but I have witnessed Turnstone eating freshly laid dog muck. Also scraps of bread thrown for the gulls

Please see my Flickr photo's www.flickr.com/photos/129804972@N07/

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My goodness!

Perhaps not all behaviour is that interesting!! That said the smell from some seaweed makes you wonder about how appetising it can be!

Janet
Certificate in Contemporary Science (Open)