Ruddy Turnstone – Getting cold feet

Autumn is getting closer and many birds get ready to migrate. Wading birds are a common sight these days, and I was lucky to catch a few of them on “film” a few days ago not far from Stavanger.

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird. It is a highly migratory bird breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)
The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird. It is a highly migratory bird breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

Photographing water birds can be a wet experience, and I think my feet was as wet as these Turnstones. Just look at the expression on the right one when a heavy drop of water hits his beak!

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird. It is a highly migratory bird breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone. (Photo Bjorn Grotting)
A Ruddy Turnstone fighting the waves (Photo Bjorn Grotting)

The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird. It is a highly migratory bird breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and is often known simply as Turnstone.

 

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