Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ruff up

The flock of Ruff grew from 10 to 13 and then to 18 last night with all present and correct this morning if a little flighty.

Go on count them

Nice birds in flight but crap weather was pushing my modest equipment to its limit

I ended up in the car behind a hedge as the birds walked up the field edge but there's still not one of these shots sharp. Notice the bird on the right is noticably larger which is not unusual in a flock of Ruff and it likely means its a male.

If you'd stop pecking away it would be easier

Or they stand and still and keep the beak moving......drat

This Buzzard was keeping a beady eye on them too.


  1. Good to see you are keeping count Peter I would have just made a RUFF estimate