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Rare Bird Alert - Ruff

xeniaxenia Posts: 1,025 Officer
Took a trip to Peaceful Waters Sanctuary in Wellington to photograph this Ruff that was found two days ago.  Not a life bird but the only one I've seen before, also in Palm Beach County, was before I had a camera.  This is a northern Eurasian species that normally winters in Africa and southern Asia, but being a long-distance migrant shows up in this hemisphere from time to time.  This one was in a perfect location and very cooperative.


  • gogittumgogittum SW New MexicoPosts: 2,463 Captain
    Must've been tough to identify.
  • FlashFlash Posts: 11,724 AG
    gogittum said:
    Must've been tough to identify.

    Really, we just called them all sandpipers

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • xeniaxenia Posts: 1,025 Officer
    The pattern on the feathers, the orange legs, and the white at the base of the bill are like no other shorebird we get here.  Not that hard to ID if you know what to look for.  The close distance helped too!
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