Ruff (Philomachus pugnax)

A common wader seen on passage around the UK. There is a marked size difference between sexes and the plumage of adults in Autumn is very variable.

Ruff vcu upright Chelmarsh 3 9 11 IMG_8178

Ruff vcu upright Chelmarsh 3 9 11  IMG_8178



Ruff head on Chelmarsh 3 9 11 IMG_8139

Ruff  head on Chelmarsh 3 9 11 IMG_8139



Ruff Chelmarsh 3 9 11 IMG_8220

Ruff Chelmarsh 3 9 11  IMG_8220



Ruff Chelmarsh 3 9 11 IMG_8146

Ruff  Chelmarsh 3 9 11  IMG_8146



Ruff Cley 27 9 11 IMG_2043

Ruff  Cley 27 9 11  IMG_2043



Ruff x 2 white and juv Cley 27 9 11 IMG_1633

Ruff x 2 white and juv  Cley 27 9 11 IMG_1633



Ruff male and female Cley 27 9 11 Img_1994

Ruff male and female Cley 27 9 11 Img_1994



Ruff white variant Cley 27 9 11 IMG_1651

Ruff  white variant Cley 27 9 11 IMG_1651



Ruff white variant Cley 27 9 11 Img_1919

Ruff white variant Cley 27 9 11 Img_1919



Ruff white variant Cley 27 9 11 IMG_1793

Ruff white variant Cley 27 9 11  IMG_1793



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