I missed a Long-tailed Jaeger by 10 or 20 minutes this morning at Tiscornia, but I'd hate to use up all my luck a week before the aftermath of a hurricane gets here.
Depending on this young turnstone's flight path s/he may need that bit of that luck as well.
Sometimes they needed a few balance checks while walking on the 3/8 inch balance beam of eroded steel that probably cost them a few tenths on the judges' scorecards.
I tried to get the two in pefect symmetry at one point but they wouldn't quite oblige
After a while the noon pier walkers pushed them right past my chair, inside the 1.5 meter focal distance
adult turnstones a week or so ago.
The two other photographed birds of note were this sora (which drifted out in the river and was eventually nabbed by a Herring Gull)