[Tweeters] Ocean Shores Ruff Data Request

Blair Bernson blair at washingtonadvisorygroup.com
Fri Sep 5 13:40:34 PDT 2014

I was very pleased to see the Ocean Shores Game
Range Ruff on the morning of September 3 with
several others. I had missed it earlier in the
week (August 31) in the evening. The ruff flew
off after a Peregrine appeared on the day I saw it
and I wondered if it would return. Since it was
seen again that day in the evening, it obviously
did. With hits and misses on both of those days
by different observers (and some reports of hits
or misses by others on other days) and with it
being seen in different places at the Game Range I
started wondering if there was any pattern. I
especially wonder about location within the Game
Range depending on tides, time of day etc. So
this is my "Ruff Research Project": the link
below is to a map satellite photo of the Game
Range with a grid that I have superimposed. I am
hoping that those who have observed the Ruff will
let me know offline in which grid sector they had
the bird and at what time. It would also be
interesting to know times/places where people
looked and did NOT find the bird. Not real exact
but maybe it will prove interesting.

Our sighting was approximately in grid sector F1
at 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. (then the PFAL). I
will put together a summary and report back.

Thanks to all who contribute. I will try to
contact known observers directly.


Blair Bernson

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