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Ruff, Herdlevær, September 2015
Ruff, Herdlevær, Øygarden, September 2015

Ruff are a common autumn visitor in Øygarden. They are much rarer during the spring but only a few decades ago were a regular breeding bird at Tjeldstø. In common with other coastal breeding populations in Norway this breeding population has disappeared.




Ruff hiding in grass
Same bird as above hiding in the grass

Ruff
Ruff at Tjeldstø, July 2010



Ruff
Ruff, Kollsnes, Øygarden, 04 September 2008

Ruff turn up all over Øygarden - wherever there is grass and / or shallow water.

Ruff
Ruff, Tjeldstø, Øygarden, 16 September 2008





Ruff
Ruff, Kollsnes, September 2008

Male Ruff in flight, Engerdal, Norway
Male Ruff in flight, Engerdal, Norway, June 2016
Over  much of Norway this species is declining rapidly but it is still possible to find in places like Engerdal



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