Ruff – Calidris pugnax



This is quite a peculiar bird as it has three different sorts of males or rather appearance of males. When in the mating season the majority of ruff males grows a spectacular breeding plumage. Most of the ruffs grow dark plumage but others have light plumage and a minority of the male ruffs looks like the females. This ruff is seen at Högholmen – Korkeasaari in Helsinki zoo in Finland in the middle of November 2016. The legs are light orange so it could be a female. More about it on wikipedia at

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Why are the jackdaws hanging in the birch?

DSC_1285Standing by the bus stop I wondered what the jackdaws were doing hanging on the birch bows. I enjoyed myself seeing them trying to hang on the birch bows. I soon realized they wanted the birch seeds that are mature now.  I am sharing this post  with The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Fun. More animal pictures at Camera Critters and Saturday’s Critters and more bird pictures at The BIRD D’Pot  and Wild Bird Wednesday.