Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ruddy Turnstone

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone. Crown Point, Mission Bay, California. February 16, 2015. Greg Gillson.
Here are a couple of pics from last month of a Ruddy Turnstone on Mission Bay. This bird is molting into its more colorful breeding plumage. These birds winter regularly in small numbers on Mission Bay at Crown Point Park. In Oregon I was only used to seeing them as fairly rare spring and fall migrants on the outer beach. It's nice to see them more often, now.

Ruddy Turnstone