GLOBE TROTTERS

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild December - www.wader­tales.word­press.com

Af­ter breed­ing on High Arc­tic tun­dra, turn­stones spread out across the planet, vis­it­ing coast­lines of ev­ery con­ti­nent ex­cept Antarc­tica. Our win­ter­ing pop­u­la­tion comes all the way from Canada and Green­land. Th­ese tough, chunky waders busily work through tide­line flot­sam and jet­sam, turn­ing over seaweed and peb­bles to snap up small in­ver­te­brates un­der­neath. They’ll hap­pily pick at the car­casses of seabirds, seals and cetaceans; some will even come to bread. FIND OUT MORE Visit the Wader­tales blog:

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