Sunday, August 17, 2008

Colourful Turnstones
These birds are starting to return in numbers to my local coastline. They are normally a fairly drab bird in their winter plumage but many of the early arrival sare still in their summer feathers or remnants of, which makes for a very attractive and colourful photographic subject.
This bird was ringed but unfortunately on this occasion I was unable to read the details to pass on to a someone who knows about such matters and would have been able to given me a bit of history of this bird.
Some typical turnstone behaviour, nosing around the seaweed and mussels stuck to the sea wall, looking for some tasty morsels left by the high tide.

3 comments:

Tommy V said...

What a beautiful looking bird.

Ken Conger Photography said...

Nice tack sharp close-ups!

Rich Steel said...

Thanks Tommy and Ken. I often turn my attention to turnstones on a quieter days as they are normally a lot more approachable than other shore birds.

Cheers

Rich

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