Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Looking a little Ruff

Ruff seem to be in very good numbers this year. Either that, or I've not paid enough attention previously. Each wetland site I've been to recently has oodles of them. Every time I look up and wonder "ooh what's that" the binoculars confirm its a Ruff. I suppose it could be a lot worse, they are actually a really lovely looking wader.
These pictures were taken at Titchwell last week, where once again there were lots.

 



24 comments:

  1. Great shots as always.
    I'm glad you stopped by to share at http://www.image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2014/09/elodie-farms.html. I always look forward to your images!
    See you next week!
    Sue

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  2. wow. they're just beautiful! love their feather patterns and colors.

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  3. These are great pics. I'm glad you have the ones without the fancy plumage. I've always wondered if I could ID this bird if I ever see it. Thanks for sharing and showing us some nice close up field marks.

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  4. Great shots of these beautiful birds! Lovely patterns and colours on their backs.

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  5. I am glad they are doing well. It is a pretty bird, great shots!

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  6. I really like the pattern on the birds' feathers. I don't think I've ever seen a Ruff here in Iowa.

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  7. He's a rare visitor to Texas. One was spotted earlier this year, but I didn't get to see it. Hopefully, it will come back.

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  8. Pretty!!! Love the rufous coloring.

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  9. They are, a lovely looking wader, beautiful colouring and feather pattern, and your photos are great.

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  10. Superb sequence of shots this bird.

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  11. Beautiful shorebird! I have a lot of trouble distinguishing the waders. Need more practice !!!

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  12. Wonderful looking bird.

    I have great memories of watching huge flocks of Oycs on the Solway many years ago.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. The Ruff couldn't be more lovely! So glad to see them. Wonderful shots!

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  14. Aside from herons, I have not seen any waders so I enjoyed your great photos.... Michelle

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  15. Beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing your link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

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  16. I love those feathers...beautiful!

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  17. Beautiful pictures of the ruff with beautiful colors!
    Greetings, Helma

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