Ruddy Turnstone

The ruddy turnstone is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. The scientific name is from Latin. The genus name arenaria derives from arenarius, “inhabiting sand, from arena, “sand”. Wikipedia In the winter months you will find these sociable little birds running around St Ives and Marazion, spending most…

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…