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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

Birding/Photo Project 2013 #2

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These images were taken on January 2nd prior to my San Diego Workshop.    Seems like a slow start now I'm 6 with 494 to go on my goal, but I have about 50 species to add from the recent Sand Diego Workshop.  

A coy American Coot at Gene Coulon Park, Renton.
A coy American Coot at Gene Coulon Park, Renton.
Crow eating spawned salmon at Gene Coulon Park, Renton.
Crow eating spawned salmon at Gene Coulon Park, Renton.
While Mallards are very abundant and we see them everywhere, they are still quite striking in the right light.
While Mallards are very abundant and we see them everywhere, they are still quite striking in the right light.