Tuesday, April 10, 2012

World Bird Wednesday - Ruddy Turnstone.

On the last full day of our recent trip to Kangaroo Island we paid a visit to a wonderful little beach called Emu Bay.  We had last been there almost 10 years ago to the week – so it was nice to go back.  There were a good number of fisherfolk on the beach, and as a result I was surprised when a group of waders shot off from the shoreline.
It was a flock of about 20 – 25 Ruddy Turnstones.  One of that flock was clearly braver than the others and hung around a bit.  The light was less than great by this time and the bird was running about a lot, so I’m pleased with these shots.
It was a very nice way to end a great week away.


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Enjoy the birds.

25 comments:

Gary said...

He's a real beauty Stewart!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Eko said...

The beautifully dressed.
Sure - plot location ...!
Greetings, Eco

CameraCruise said...

He's so beautiful.

Arija said...

Oh, well done Stewart! Those little chaps are quick on their feet.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful he is! And what great captures, Stewart! I love them!

Sylvia

TexWisGirl said...

cute little guy w/ his orange legs.

NixBlog said...

Lovely shots of this bird, Stewart.

eileeninmd said...

They are pretty birds with their gorgeous colors. Great shots.

darlin said...

Stewart how is Kangaroo Island to spend a weekend at? I'd love to get over there but I'm not too sure if I'm going to get the opportunity to do so... I miss my car! lol Great shots, I especially like the second one! Cheers.

Martha Z said...

Great images even though you would have preferred better light.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Great shots Stewart, they do look fast on their feet!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A beautiful little bird Stewart -- and so hard to "catch" these shore runners. Thanks for sharing.

SandyCarlson said...

The bird is both demure and beguiling.

mick said...

Great photos of the Ruddy Turnstones. I also find they are hard to photograph as they so seldom stop still.

heyBJK said...

Beautiful plumage and I love the bright legs!

NatureStop said...

beautiful bird and so nicely captured!!!

Shantana

FjÀllripan said...

Such a beautiful bird!! Great sighting! :)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Such a lovely bird and you got some great photos!

Hanne Bente said...

Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

Carole M. said...

delightful photographs Stewart and I'm sure a wonderful island to visit too

Springman said...

Nice shots Stewart, well captured.
Cheers Stewart

Carletta said...

I'm glad he stuck around for you Stewart. He's a cute little fellow wading there in the water. He looks in a hurry though. :)
Really nice shots!

Liz said...

What a great bird Stewart! Nice captures.

joo said...

Lovely photos, Steward!

Amila Kanchana said...

They are beautiful!