Today we went chasing the Ruff that had been reported on eastern Long Island the prior weekend. Fortunately the bird has stuck around long enough for me to go for it. After a short wait the near-breeding plumaged male Ruff made it appearance. A terrific photo of the bird can be seen on friend Andrew Baksh's blog.
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We also saw Boat-Tailed Grackle, Osprey, Oystercatcher, Snowy Egret, Great Egret, Willet, Lesser Yellowlegs, Dunlin, Least Sandpiper, and Tree Swallows.