My life is about living with nature – here you can live it with me!

Posts tagged “Ruddy Turnstone – winter plumage

Ruddy Turnstone

Emyrtle 2012 315
Ruddy Turnstone

By: Pat Coate

Always seem to catch these birds in non-breeding plumage. Photos from Myrtle Beach.

(more…)


Ruddy Turnstone

e2011-10-25 044
Ruddy Turnstone (winter plumage)

By: Pat Coate

While cleaning up some of my files I came across these photos of a Ruddy Turnstone I’d taken in the fall in Myrtle Beach. Though there are occasional sightings of these birds in Western New York during migration, I had never seen one so it was exciting to find this one along the beach.

These shorebirds get their name because they will often search for food by turning over stones to see what delectables may be hiding underneath. They are evidently not picky eaters and will eat pretty much whatever they find under the stones, or under seaweed, sticks and other debris.

(more…)


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 674 other followers