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Stormy Weather Coming.

Observed: 26th October 2013 By: lordrolordro’s reputation in Birdslordro’s reputation in Birdslordro’s reputation in Birds
Sheltering Crevice.
Head Down.
Keeping Company.
Description:

As the coming gale picks up, these small waders make use of cracks in the Harbour Wall.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

trudy-russell's picture

In my view, I think

In my view, I think turnstones are becoming tamer. For the last few years, turnstones have become a feature of the harbour walls at Padstow and St Ives in Cornwall, feeding on the crumbs under the benches - often when people are still sat on them!

Trudy Russell
Marine Advisor
Natural England

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Nev Wright's picture

...wouldn't let them...

sit too close. They have been known to eat human flesh!!...and soap!!

Peter Pearson's picture

Tame Turnstones

I've noted this over the past few years, at Harwich an Walton-on-the-Naze. At Harwich a chap has been feeding them on crushed fat balls each day at a regular time and has quite large numbers coming in to feed.