Ruddy Turnstone

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Ruddy Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)

Origin: Northern Hemisphere (spends summers in Arctic climes, winters in the subtropics)
Sighted at: St Johns County Ocean Pier, St Augustine, FL

Another shot from my trip to St Augustine. I’ve seen (and shot) the Ruddy Turnstone back home in Key West before, but I was delighted by the chance to get up close and personal with this one. Turnstones are waders that usually spend time looking for food in shallow water, but this fella was hunting for scraps with the pigeons and grackles.