The flock of Turnstones first seen on the 28th August with the highest total of 8 birds feeding on the rocky shoreline was an unusual sight for Malta, one many birdwathcers made sure to enjoy. Less than hundred metres from a busy promenade locals and tourists alike noticed and could appreciate them, the birds being very tame and approachable. Such sights not only of this species but of other birds would be more common if illegal hunting came to a stop! Only today three injured birds, Hoopoe, Bee-eater and Common Kestrel were brought in to Birdlife Malta all three had to be euthanised.
Here's a video clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnR4GiKG-u8 taken by a fellow birdwatcher, just in contrast to the dead lifeless birds, shouldn't one find more satisfaction in putting something like this together than shooting down birds?