Drama at Oe

This morning at Oe I observed a Peregrine Falcon consistently attack an Eurasian Bittern. Although the falcon gained height and swooped down on a few occasions, it never actually “hit” the bittern – it kept breaking off its attack just before striking. I can only surmise that as it had lost the advantage of surprise, […]

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Ruff Philomachus pugnax

The Ruff (Philomachus pugnax) is a medium-sized wader in which breeds in marshes and wet meadows in northern Europe and Russia. This species is migratory, wintering in southern and western Europe, Africa, southern Asia and Australia. It is highly gregarious, sometimes forming huge wintering flocks. Factsheet: Ruff Philomachus pugnax (LC)  

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