19/12/09 - An old friend returns....

Having heard great news that the Canadian-ringed Turnstone had returned to Cleethorpes for yet another winter (seen by Bill Brooking 12/11/09), I was pleased to catch up with the bird for the 3rd successive winter at North Cleethorpes (Bill had seen the bird at the southern end).
Nothing else of note seen except for a Peregrine that went through and caused the inevitable panic amongst the waders.

Colour-ringed Turnstone back for at least it's 3rd successive winter. This individual was ringed at Alert, Ellesmere Island, Canada. Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, being only 508 miles from the North Pole.

Tourists don't exactly flock to Cleethorpes in winter

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