Ruff

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pacman
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Ruff

A bit of excitement on the Redcliffe Peninsula, Qld this week as a Ruff (female is called a Reeve) was sighted at the Nathan Rd Wetlands, Kippa-Ring on Monday. Also present were Wood, Marsh and Pectoral Sandpipers. The Ruff was a bit elusive and I got my best pics Sunday afternoon.

TheBirdLover
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Nice photo Pacman. The light-coloured ruff looks great against the dark swampy marsh.

M.M.

Rick N
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Wow! Great find Peter.

Was that your first tick ?

pacman
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no, my earlier sighting was in April '14 at Lindum Rd Wetlands on the southside but the pics were identifible but just, still processing my pics and will most likely have a couple of better ones

Peter

Devster
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I was keen to go and see them but never got around to it. I wonder if they are still there. 

pacman
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he seems to be favouring the NW area and is hidden from the eastern side if you enter from Nathan Rd

enter from Morris Rd through Morris Park, there is a cement path down from the road to the cement walking path, walk maybe 50m E and you will see a mown path to the N, use this path and keep looking to your right or E to see when you have to head off the path to the marshy area, a finger of land comes into the marshy area from the N and he seems to keep to the W of this land and therefore is hidden from the E

I left a trail of boot prints in the marsh for you to follow

I live a Scarborough so PM, or email cranep1@optusnet.com.au or phone me if you want a guide (I will calculate my fees ;-))

Saying that I may be away on Sat as I am buying a camper from Sydney and driving down to pick it up

PC

Peter

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I went last Friday morning early (really foggy) and went in via Morris Road. Great spot especially for Red-backed Fairy Wrens at the moment.

Prettys sure the Ruff is the large bird in this shot.having a preen?

Samford Valley Qld.

Reflex
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Second in from the left?

Samford Valley Qld.

pacman
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yes, that looks like him

I have bought a pair of gumboots for my next visit

Peter

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