seen on a sand bar, black and white breasted, back brown and black, deep chested
Monroe County, Florida, US
Need help identifying this one. A shore bird getting a tasty breakfast treat at the beach.
At coastal granite shelf periodically washed by waves. Group of approx 20 with a large group of Crested terns.
Very zoomed in but he was alone in a sea of tens of thousands of other species. :)
The Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres) is a small wading bird, one of two species of turnstone in the genus Arenaria. It is now classified in the sandpiper family Scolopacidae but was formerly sometimes placed in the plover family Charadriidae. It is a highly migratory bird, breeding in northern parts of Eurasia and North America and flying south to winter on coastlines almost worldwide. It is the only species of turnstone in much of its range and...