Arenaria interpres Photo Fiona Sunquist ©
The ruddy turnstone is an active, medium-sized sandpiper usually seen pecking and probing on Florida’s sandy beaches. As their name suggests, they can often be seen turning over stones and other objects in search of food. This stocky-looking bird has a short, dark bill, short, orange legs and white underparts. The back and wings are orange and black.
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