Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres at Brigantine
MAY 22, 2011
It has an enormous range, occurring in such far-flung locales as New Zealand, Saudi Arabia, Alaska, Greenland, and Brazil, to name just a few. I usually spot Ruddy Turnstones in winter, hunkered down on windswept jetties being blasted by salt spray in the company of Purple Sandpipers. Either that, or I see them in spring with hordes of other shorebirds feeding on the eggs of Horseshoe Crabs.