Ruddy Turnstone at North Point in Sheboygan Wisconsin on May 31, 2016

At my visit to North Point this morning in Sheboygan another stunning species showed up. A Ruddy Turnstone, adult male continually feed while I was present except for a few times the gulls flushed the area. Colors on this bird are amazing! While I watched this bird feed, it turned things over on the shore looking for food, which goes with it’s name.  Images were taken on May 31, 2016.


Ruddy Turnstone

Binomial name: Arenaria interpres

Category: Sandpipers, Phalaropes, and Allies

Size: 9.5” long, 21” wing span

Weight: 3.9 oz

Cool Fact: The Ruddy Turnstone turns things over on the shore foraging for food such as stones and other objects.



Here the Ruddy Turnstone is turning over a piece of fish skin foraging for food



Just ate something

Ruddy Turnstone with a Bonaparte's Gull, size comparison image

Ruddy Turnstone with a Bonaparte’s Gull, size comparison image


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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

3 Responses to Ruddy Turnstone at North Point in Sheboygan Wisconsin on May 31, 2016

  1. Sara Sonntag says:

    Outstanding Jim! WOW!

  2. Annie says:

    Awesome feathered friend. You make picture taking look so easy. Thanks for sharing, as always. We enjoy each and every one.

  3. Alan Harvey says:

    Jim: As a novice birder, your photos are priceless as a teaching tool. Your photographs are astonishingly good! Thanks so much — your work is much appreciated.

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