Colorful Ruddy Turnstone At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod

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I’ve wanted to see a Ruddy Turnstone for years, but have not seen one in about 15 years. We hiked out to the beach at the Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary last week there were dozens of them scurrying about on the sand flats. What a treat!

I just love their coloring! Gorgeous bird, don’t you think?

4 thoughts on “Colorful Ruddy Turnstone At The Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary On Cape Cod”

    1. Linda, I just looked this up… you were right! It has to do with sand.
      “The genus name arenaria derives from arenarius, “inhabiting sand, from arena, “sand”.

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