Turnstones take the easy way

Bird behaviour can often be a fascinating part of birding. Most of the time it is interesting, some of the time it can be amusing and from time to time it can be downright amazing. I recently was alerted to the amazing exploits of a pair of turnstones in England.

A pair of turnstones, birds that fly thousands of miles across oceans, are taking the ferry to save themselves a three-mile commute.They catch the 8.30am boat from Falmouth to St Mawes, where they are served a breakfast of breadcrumbs by the skipper. They land after 20 minutes then spend the day feeding, before catching the 4.15pm back across the River Fal.

To read the original article click here. The pair has been named Fred and Freda.


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