Ruff and House Wren Records

Published in 1971

On 10 Aug 1971, an unusual-appearing shorebird was seen on the mudflats of Houston Bottoms, Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge. The bird was observed carefully for several minutes at about 100 feet and then two color photographs were taken using a 600 mm telephoto lens. The bird could not be identified as anything but a Ruff, Philomachus pugnax, Later, when R. T. Peterson was in Columbus, Georgia, 30 Sept, he and Earle Greene, of 600 Club fame, confirmed the identification from the color transparencies. (Ed. note: A Ruff, present in Atlanta for about 2 weeks, disappeared on 31 Jul during heavy rains.)

Author: Julian L. Dusi
Volume Number: 19 Year Published: 1971
Issue Number: 4
Page Number: 48

Link to article: 19 No. 4_1971_49.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: 19 No. 4_1971.pdf