Their calico-cat like coloring sets these shorebirds apart from the others, but their behavior on the beach is a lot like the pipers and other “peeps.”
Standing around in small groups or on their own, they wait for the ocean to reveal something to eat.
Walking along the edge of the surf, this Ruddy Turnstone was proactively looking for a snack, racing ahead of the flowing water.
Botany Bay Island, August 4, 2019.
2 thoughts on “Ruddy Turnstone”
Fine photos of these handsome birds. I love the last photo, did he have any luck?😊
Thanks, Belinda! Nothing big, but Ii’s hard to tell for sure–they probe the sand with their beaks and seem to be able to swallow prey without showing any sign of it!