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Ruffs at Ensley Bottoms - Memphis, TN

These two female Ruff (Reeves) were found on May 3, 2005. The two birds represent numbers 15 and 16 of this species found at this location. A third bird was found on May 4, number 17 and I've added a portrait shot of that bird. Ten Reeves have now shown up during spring migration and seven Ruffs have appeared in fall. Three of the males were immature birds, one adult male stayed 2 months and a female spent a little time here in July. I suspect these birds have to be nesting somewhere to the north of us in Canada.
Ruff - female 5-3-05 dark - number one
Ruff - female 5-3-05 dark - number one
Ruff - female 5-3-05  color - number two
Ruff - female 5-3-05 color - number two
Ruff - female 5-3-05 color legs.
Ruff - female 5-3-05 color legs.
Ruff - female 5-3-05  back.
Ruff - female 5-3-05 back.
Ruff - female - 5-4-05 number 3
Ruff - female - 5-4-05 number 3
Ruff - adult male - basic plumage
Ruff - adult male - basic plumage
Ruff - immature - Sept. 7 1987
Ruff - immature - Sept. 7 1987
Reeve - May 9 1993 - Ensley
Reeve - May 9 1993 - Ensley
Reeve - Ensley Bottoms - July 2002
Reeve - Ensley Bottoms - July 2002