Ocean City Inlet, MD Nov. 15, 2014
Arenaria interpres, the Ruddy turnstone, photographed in Volusia county, Florida (16 November 2014). Janson Jones, http://dusttracks.com.
I'm scared I knew this was a Turnstone. What's next? Purchasing binoculars?
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...