Hopefully those who are also seeing Turnstones at their local rock-shelf Carl
will chime in.
On 05/07/2014, at 2:47 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:
> Hi Allan,
> Went back down to Soldiers Point with a stronger eyepiece today, and the
> birds definitely are Ruddy Turnstones.
> I wonder how many others are lurking on rock platforms along the coast?
> Carl Clifford
>> On 4 Jul 2014, at 20:38, Allan Richardson <> wrote:
>> Hi Carl,
>> We've got two Turnstones over-wintering at Newcastle Ocean Baths this year
>> as well.
>> Allan Richardson
>> Morisset NSW
>>> On 04/07/2014, at 4:32 PM, Carl Clifford wrote:
>>> I think I have seen 5 Ruddy Turnstone on the rock shelf at Soldiers Point,
>>> Norah Head, NSW Central Coast. Two appear to be male partially in breeding
>>> plumage, though with not much sign of the characteristic "tortoise shell"
>>> colouration on the back. The feet and bill colouring, size and feeding
>>> habits are right. Unfortunately , I could not get very close due to the
>>> tide being in and I did not feel like taking my bins for a swim.
>>> Is it likely that we would see Turnstones in those numbers this time of
>>> I will go back on the weekend , if the tide is right and try and get onto
>>> the shelf for a closer look.
>>> The whale watching has been pretty good there as well the last couple of
>>> Carl Clifford
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