Turnstone – 1894

Strepsilas interpresAn autumn visitor to the coast; rather rare.

Sir Hugh Owen has shot the Turnstone on the sands at Goodwick. We have heard of others at Angle and Tenby, all immature birds in their first plumage. We have no record of one obtained in the spring in the beautiful nesting dress. Mr. Tracy considered this species scarce, and stated that only an occasional one was to be met with in the autumn, and mostly the young of the year. In August, 1892, several Turnstones were shot near Tenby, where Mr. C. Jefferys informs us that they are rare.

Mathew M.A. 1894, Birds of Pembrokeshire and its Islands

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