Monday, November 13, 2006
Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) in Bexhill
I was watching a small flock of turnstones working their way over the shingle beach in a very urban part of Bexhill-on-Sea this afternoon.
I was surprised when they hopped up on to the promenade and wandered about like so many little town pigeons. Eventually they crossed to the wide strip of close-mown amenity grassland backing the promenade and were still busily feeding there when I left.
This small water-bird is generally widespread round the coast of Britain in winter.