Ruddy Turnstone

Latin: Arenaria interpres (Linné 1758)
Svenska: Roskarl
Deutsch: Steinwälzer

Turning stones
The ruddy turnstone is found on the archipelago’s outer islands. It looks for insects and other invertebrates, earnestly flicking stones and seaweed out of the way. Soon, it will have a beak full of worms, woodlice, and beetles.

To see a ruddy turnstone, you should head to the outer skerries of Uppland’s archipelago. You will likely see many gulls and terns there as well.

Ruddy turnstones migrate in July or August to Western Africa, and return in May.

Photo: Tim Bowman ©

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