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 As I was walking down the trail at the Bass Ponds to see the Ruff at about 3:30 every person walking up the hill had seen the bird. Just before I got there the Ruff and other shorebirds were flushed by an airplane and relocated at various locations. I stood with many other birders for over an hour and could not relocate the Ruff. It was definitely not a total loss because there were hundreds of other shorebirds including:
100's of Lesser Yellowlegs and Pectoral Sandpipers; 
dozens of Greater Yellowlegs; 
at least 10 Long-billed Dowitcher; 
2 Semipalmated Plover; 
at least 6 Dunlin; 
1 Wilson's Phalarope
 
Good Birding,
Jason Caddy
Minneapolis
 		 	   		  
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