Ruddy Turnstones

The ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird that spend most of their time creeping and fluttering over rocks, picking out food from under stones.  They are medium-sized, plover-like birds of rocky shores and gravel beaches and can be regularly seen in St Ives, Padstow and other parts of Cornwall during the winter. They are quite tame and approachable as they walk along the harbour walls.

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  1. Lucid Gypsy says:

    They’re such cute friendly birds!

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