Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

In North Carolina, Ruddy Turnstones may be seen year around along the immediate coast on beaches, jetties, etc. They are much less common in summer as they do not breed in NC, however.
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Cape Hatteras, NC
27 May 2006

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Marco Island, FL
31 Dec 2006

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Marco Island, FL
31 Dec 2007

Turnstones lose their ruddy color in winter plumage but still retain orange legs.


Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Cape Hatteras, Dare Co., NC
26 Oct 2014
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Cape Hatteras, Dare Co., NC
26 Oct 2014
Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Cape Hatteras, Dare Co., NC
26 Oct 2014

Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Cape Hatteras, NC
11 Nov 2007

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Marco Island, Collier Co., FL
25 Dec 2014

Half a dozen turnstones forage along the tideline


Sanderlings (Calidris alba) and Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
Bahia Honda State Park, Monroe Co., FL
11 Feb 2015

Feeding in the rack line and sharing the area with beachgoers.

Sanderlings (Calidris alba) and Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
Bahia Honda State Park, Monroe Co., FL
11 Feb 2015

Feeding in the rack line.

Sanderlings (Calidris alba) and Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres)
Bahia Honda State Park, Monroe Co., FL
11 Feb 2015

3 Sanderlings relax with a bunch of turnstones.



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