Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Latest arrival migrant at Modimola Dam: Ruff

Ruffs  arrived earlier this time at Modimola Dam than in previous years . Last year they only pitched up in October. Like the Wood Sandpiper they breed in Northern Europe and Northern Asia; migrating to Southern Africa for Summer. They are widespread in South  Africa.

Ruff just arrived

Walking around with diagnostic orange tinged legs

Walking and probing for food


  1. Very interesting to hear of the Ruffs arriving early in your part of the world Mpho. Its always great to hear where 'our' migrating birds get to. Regards Mike

  2. Thanx for the comment and follow Mike