Thursday, May 5, 2011

Ruddy turnstone in summer colors, Pillar Point Harbor

Ruddy turnstone in summer colors - Pat Ulrich Wildlife Photography

A ruddy turnstone strolls through the sand in Pillar Point Harbor near Half Moon Bay, California. These birds are so stunning in their summer colors, and it was a treat to have a few unexpectedly stroll in front of my lens while I was laying in the sand photographing other shorebirds.

View more in my Turnstones Gallery.


  1. Wonderful! So clear, sharp and colorful. What more can I say?

  2. Nice! These guys are so cool!

  3. Love the mixture of his black and white with the splash of orange!

  4. Your shorebird photos are always great Pat. One reason I like them is that you get down to bird-eye-level on the sand. When I do that my camera becomes a magnet for sand.