Saturday, January 22, 2011

Ruddy Turnstones on Isla Mujeres, Mexico

An artistic sculpture on the eastern end of Isla Mujeres, Mexico; 12/20/10.

Ruddy Turnstones and a Sanderling searching the rocky shore for invertebrates, Isla Mujeres, Mexico; 12/20/10.

Ruddy Turnstones spending their winter in Mexico, Isla Mujeres; 12/20/10.
Another shorebird seen on the beaches of Isla Mujeres were the Ruddy Turnstones. These sandpiper type birds are found on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts during the winter, but will migrate up to the Arctic Circle during the summers. The photos of the Ruddy Turnstones (Above)) depicts them in their winter plumage. Their breeding plumage is far more colorful with a bold black and white pattern on the head and throat, set off with reddish wings and a white belly.

Iguana of the day; Cancun, Mexico; 12/24/10.

1 comment:

tchesney said...

I want to go to Mexico...the color in these are just outstanding!