Tim Boyer Photography

Small Groups, Cool Birds, Fun Locations

Bird Quest 2014 #20

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Ruff watching cars and people walk by.
Ruff watching cars and people walk by.

Today on the outer coast of Ocean Shores I spotted a Ruff in a mixed flock of Black-bellied Plovers, Short-billed Dowitchers, Sanderling, Western Sandpipers, and Semipalmated Plovers.  This is only the  third time I've seen a Ruff, and the only time I've seen one on the outer coast, out in the open.  Typically they're found near ponds or marsh habitat.

Ruff moving out of the traffic lane.
Ruff moving out of the traffic lane.
Ruff
Ruff

Enjoy!

Thanks

Tim