Field Notes

David Fix
72. by David Fix on July 06, 2011 at 06:18 pm

With their gangly posture, thin neck, and small head, Ruffs look a little like a Wilson's Phalarope X Rubber Chicken hybrid. Individuals will sometimes linger many days at favored sites in fall migration. If it's nearly the bulk of a Greater Yellowlegs, it's a male. Females and smaller males are not much larger in bulk than a dowitcher, and small enough that juveniles may be mistaken for Sharp-tailed Sandpiper or other species.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this occasionally, confident.

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