Ruddy Turnstone

This afternoon it was back to the Tsawwassen Ferry causeway for the Grey-crowned Rosy-finch that had eluded me on previous attempts and a Ruddy Turnstone. On arriving and speaking to some birders already there, the finch had not been seen.

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

The Ruddy Turnstone on the other hand,

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

was busy foraging for food amongst the seaweed,

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

… and did not seem concerned with the birders and photographers at all.

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

At one point it went through the motions as if it was going to cough something up.

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

The Ruddy Turnstone eventually made its way down to the water.

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

… where it was bath time.

Ruddy Turnstone
Ruddy Turnstone

Not often you find yourself having to back up while photographing shore birds. This particular bird was more than cooperative and made for a great afternoon.