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The Ruff originally found by Steve Carlson at the Bass Ponds was still there at 5:00 pm, late Monday afternoon.  While searching for this Ruff there were also thousands of other shorebirds, mostly Lesser Yellowlegs, to shift through.  I identified nine species of shorebirds, including Dunlin, several Stilt Sandpipers, four Willets, and ten Long-billed Dowitchers.  Patience is required, as overflying jets and a Bald Eagle caused these birds to "shuffle the deck" several times.  Each time, except the last around 5:00 pm, I was able to relocate the Ruff.  It's pretty distinctive, both in color and size.

Douglas Mayo 		 	   		  
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