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Turnstone (Arenaria Interpres)

By Hawkgenes
Turnstones are seen in small groups that can be rather tame. When feeding busily they search the shoreline, dodging waves, and often flicking aside seaweed and small pebbles to reach food. (hence their name) They often perch on posts and other objects in water, as in this case.

Food- They feed on mussels, Barnacles, Sandhoppers, periwinkle crabs and insects.

Movements and migrations- Turnstones that are seen in Britain breed in Northern Europe, Greenland and north-east Canada. Northern European birds pass through Britain in July and August en route to winter in Africa.


Tags: Wildlife Birds Wildlife and nature

Voters: StevenPrice, Paintman, deavilin and 65 more

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cantona43 Plus
12 925 4 England
14 Jan 2007 8:07PM
Stunning shot great detail colour ad dof

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Great work-beautifully done!
14 Jan 2007 8:12PM
Very preety; good dof. I love the way the colour in the feathers echoes the colour of the legs. Nice work

14 Jan 2007 8:13PM
Very pretty; good dof. I love the way the colour in the feathers echoes the colour of the legs. Nice work

Newtman Plus
11 2 5
14 Jan 2007 8:14PM
Great feather detail here.
Ade_Osman 14 4.5k 36 England
14 Jan 2007 8:22PM
Can't fault this John, excellent capture.

jamil Plus
12 4 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 8:26PM
Awsome shot.
BertC Plus
11 29 Malta
14 Jan 2007 8:30PM
Wow !!! This is a real jaw-dropper ... stunning detail & colour.
Excellent !
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 8:31PM
Superb handheld shot. At this size the detail is pin-sharp. I like the shallow depth of field, isolating the bird from the b/g. Excellent stuff.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
14 Jan 2007 8:41PM
What a beauty.Lovely photography.
14 Jan 2007 9:05PM
Great shot and interesting information.
Melanie_M Plus
12 168 9 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2007 9:05PM
Fantastic placement,colour and exposure.
Glostopcat Plus
11 255 2 England
14 Jan 2007 9:16PM
Excellent shot, really sharp and superb detail in the plumage. A great write up too
Pegon Plus
12 78 1 England
14 Jan 2007 9:42PM
An excellent capture John, lovely detail, light and colour.
14 Jan 2007 9:43PM
An extremely well taken shot with the bird in a good stance. The completely neutral background helps to set this off.
Blenkinsopp Plus
12 320 4 England
14 Jan 2007 9:49PM
your usual impressive quality !
14 Jan 2007 10:02PM
Stunning image, brilliant clarity, detail and superb colours. Ten times better image than in my (expensive)bird ID book.
phil_j Plus
11 134 4 England
14 Jan 2007 10:12PM
Wonderful shot.

A superb shot like it a lot
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
14 Jan 2007 10:31PM
A highly detailed, well captured Turnstone-- and his colors are beautiful~

Rodmac Plus
11 17 Scotland
14 Jan 2007 10:59PM
Nice composition and perfectly exposed, a super bird shot.
14 Jan 2007 11:08PM
Superb shot

pamelajean Plus
11 1.0k 1986 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 12:27AM
A delight to view, perfection.
glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
15 Jan 2007 5:39AM
Beautiful shot, good detail and exposure! Spot On! Click!!!

ericfaragh Plus
14 147 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 7:41AM
Great feather detail, lovely exposure. Well caught.
AlanBW Plus
12 20 England
15 Jan 2007 7:51AM
Well taken, captured in superb detail
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 12:17PM
hi John, i like the pose and excellent detail
tim g Plus
14 13 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 2:55PM
Excellent quality capture.

tomcat Plus
12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 4:24PM
What a pose...great shot John with plenty of detail

Alison_S Plus
12 339 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2007 6:08PM
Love these little birds.......beautifully detailed capture and a smashing pose.

Marian Plus
12 62 England
15 Jan 2007 8:31PM
Lovely details and colour.
15 Jan 2007 8:41PM
Great detail with a perfect background, excellent stuff.

TessC Plus
12 1 Ireland
15 Jan 2007 10:58PM
Superb image Hawk. Lovely looking fella, those eyes are gentle.. noticed that straight away. Its all in the eye! Nice work!
Bluke Plus
12 303 1 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2007 9:48PM
Nice to here from you Hawk.....what a brilliant shot... sooo much detail....
17 Jan 2007 9:28PM
Excellent detail and composition here John, with a lovely catchlight. Nice one.

jimbo_t Plus
14 959 England
18 Jan 2007 11:20AM
Great shot, the bird looks good against the plain bg.
lauraHB Plus
12 121 Ireland
18 Jan 2007 1:32PM
Hi John,
Happy New Year To you!
This fella is a real beauty. It must be the sea air. You have done him proud.
18 Jan 2007 2:22PM
Excellent Work
PatrickSmith Plus
13 1.2k 2 United States
18 Jan 2007 4:29PM
Can't get any better than this, can it?

thorn Plus
13 124 2 Scotland
18 Jan 2007 7:55PM
Hi John,
Cracking dof,plumage,bg,lighting,exposure and i love the shading and colours/tones too.
Take care.AnnSmile
19 Jan 2007 4:23AM
Superb sharpness and very nice details...
Great shot.
A Stunning shot, Hawk!

Agree with all of the above, Luv that focus you caught....What a nice pose!

Cheers and have a great Friday,
Suzan Smile
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
21 Jan 2007 2:41PM
crisp and sharp, beautiful shot and well presented |Hawk. Richard. TY for your comment about my Curlew.
deavilin Plus
13 344 1 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2007 6:39PM
Fantastic sharp detailed image, this is a crackerSmile

21 Jan 2007 10:56PM
An excellent capture John very well done.

29 Jan 2007 7:38PM
Marvellous detail, a real study.

shane Plus
13 7 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2007 8:21PM
Brilliant, the detail in this is outstanding


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