As I was making my way down the north shore something caught my eye landing on the shoreline behind me, I nearly dismissed it but decided that it was worth checking out, I made my way back and lo and behold there were two Ruff. This is practically the only wader species worth talking about this year, a year that has been particularly poor for waders. I left the birds and carried on only for them to fly past me and land in the south-east corner. There were also a couple of Shoveler and the first Pochard of the autumn.
On Saturday I didn’t get around until late but there were three Ruff which were all showing really well.
|Ruff, Dave Hutton|