Saturday, January 14, 2012

Black Turnstone

A Black Turnstone at Seal Rock State Park this past December 31. Evidently, the name Turnstone comes from fact that they often use their beaks to overturn stones as they forage for food. I've never observed this, but now that I am aware of it I will looking for it.


  1. Great photo! We have alot of Ruddy Turnstones here and it is fun to watch them forage!