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Ruddy Turnstone Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Ruddy Turnstones are a relative rarity in South Dakota, as most birds migrate along the coast. However, we do occasionally see them, particularly in spring migration. Always a treat to see them as they stand out from most of the other sandpipers and shorebirds that move through the state, with very bold patterns and coloring in their breeding plumage. My favorite photo of the species was taken in May 2014 at "Weisensee Slough" in western Minnehaha County, where 3 or 4 of them were foraging along the shorelines.  Loved the raised foot, the little "prize" he'd just caught, and the wonderful look at their bold plumage.

Ruddy Turnstone - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone 1 - Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone 2 - Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone 3 - Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone 4 - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone 1

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone 2

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone 3

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone 4

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone 5 - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone 6 - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone 7 - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone 8 - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone 5

 February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Ruddy Turnstone 6

 February 13th, 2008

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, Alabama

Ruddy Turnstone 7

May 17th, 2013

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone 8

May 2th, 2014
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone 9 - Arenaria interpres

Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling - South Dakota Birds and Birding

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Ruddy Turnstone 9

May 2th, 2014
Western Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling 1

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling 2

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling 3

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

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Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling 5

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

Ruddy Turnstone and Sanderling 6

May 18th, 2007

Lake Thompson, South Dakota

 

 

Click here for the species description page for the Ruddy Turnstone.


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