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Black Turnstone

This stocky little shorebird is smaller than a robin. Winter feathers are lighter in colour than the "black" that is reserved for breeding. Turnstones are most common in Victoria from late August through March and, while here, are faithful to favoured wintering locations. This fellow was spotted at the shore of Cattle Point. The orange of bokeh is a bark-stripped cedar log washed up at the rocky shore.

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Taken on December 8, 2010