Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ruddy Turnstone

I've seen the ruddy turnstone once before, at Cape Canaveral in Florida, walking along a sandy beach. It was in non-breeding plumage. 

I just saw them again, this time in breeding plumage, on some rock islands off Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. They are quite striking in their breeding plumage, with an orange-ish calico back and black and white face. They breed in the far north and then winter in many parts of the world. 
Ruddy turnstones feeding on algae covered rocks.

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