LBI Ruddy Turnstone (breeding plumage) Ruddy Turnstones are a very common, yet att…


Ruddy Turnstone (breeding plumage)

Ruddy Turnstones are a very common, yet attractive little shorebird. They earned their name from the “ruddy” orangey color that is seen on the bird’s shoulders and wings, and “turnstone” from their feeding habit of flipping rocks, pebbles, and seaweed along shorelines and jetty’s in search of food. They rarely wade in waters more than a few inches deep, generally foraging out of the water where the surf deposits shells, rocks, and seaweed. During migration and on the wintering grounds they gather in groups of 10 to over 1,000.

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