Ruddy Turnstone feeding - New Jersey

 

Slow motion clip of a Ruddy Turnstone feeding on clams:

Make sure you watch the video to the end to see how skillful these birds are with using their beaks to open shells. Also, this shorebird doesn’t let anything go to waste, as it scoops every bit of the remainders out of the shell.

Pretty neat, isn't it?

Video recorded with a Canon 1DX II camera paired with Canon 600mm f/4 IS II lens, My Gear, on the beach in Stone Harbor, NJ

 

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