Friday, 20 September 2013

(it's) Ruff at Olney

I stopped of at Olney Mill this lunchtime, just to have a look what was around while I ate my sandwiches.
 Other than an awful lot of Canada Geese there didn't seem to be much around.
But then a small bird got up from the grass almost under my feet and landed a few yards away.
To my surprise it was a Ruff.
This has been an exceptional autumn for this bird in the county but I certainly didn't expect to see one here.
 It was an incredibly confiding bird at one point foraging in the grass just a few feet behind a fisherman who didn't even know it was there