The Ruddy turnstone is a shorebird about 22 cm long (9 in.) and as its name implies, uses its bill to move stones (see photo below) and other materials on beaches to feed on invertebrates that hide under. The adult has orange legs and a dark bill, and a mix of white, black and orange colors. The juvenile looks very different, as can be seen below.
This bird breeds in the Arctic and migrates as far south as Australia. In PEI it is fairly common in the fall, on its migration.