Tales of birding, ringing and observing wildlife around the north of England and beyond.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013
They're Not Turnstones!
Craig, Ian and I attempted a last catch of Turnstones for 2013 this morning, but they weren't playing ball. We couldn't even blame dog walkers for flushing them as the disturbance wasn't too bad. It's just a fact that they have become wary of three hairy blokes sat in a car with a whoosh net set up! We will try again in the New Year as it is such an exciting, important and interesting project.
There were probably about 150 Turnstones around with a single Purple Sandpiper.
We didn't draw a complete blank, because instead of Turnstones we ringed fourteen Starlings!