As promised, I’m back and as foreshadowed it’s another post featuring a bird. If it is any consolation I promise this will be the last bird post … for the month. If you recall, I was looking through the Ft. Myers’ collection when I spotted the Black-Bellied Plover featured a couple of posts ago. This happens to be the bird I was actually looking for at the time.
I wanted to make sure my crappy shots at the Emiquon floodle were not of a Ruddy Turnstone – which is the bird for today’s post. I was sure it was in the tin already and just wanted to double back and confirm my latest shot wasn’t a morphing Ruddy. It checked out against these Ruddy specimens, but in that same set found the perfect match I used in the Plover post. Since I was already in there, figured it would be a good time to go ahead and post it and more importantly get my official +1 for the Birding Life List.
Hit the jump to read a bit more about this stunning shorebird.