matted and framed
gouache painting

The Ruddy Turnstone is a migratory wading bird that breeds in the far north. It roams along rocky shorelines flipping over over stones as it probes for food. Shown here is the bird in its breeding plumage; non-breeding adults and juveniles have a less colourful, more camouflaged plumage (see here). I illustrated this bird for interpretive signs at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D. C.