I was disappointed that the American Golden Plover that had been reported was no where to be found, but consoled myself with watching Turnstones do their thing. Flip, flip, flip. They eyeballed each stone for its potential then careful flipped it before moving on. Flip, flip, flip. Over and over as they marched down the spit. Flip, flip, flip. I never get tired of watching them.
I am having a uber-weird iphoto crisis with my IMAC, so let me offer you a Ruddy Turnstone that I happened to have stashed on my desktop. I took this a few weeks ago while I was walking on the jetty at Barnegat Light. Even in their winter plumage, you tell at a glance what this is. Have you ever seen them actually flipping stones? It is the coolest thing.
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