Birds of Camargue...

The meetings of the month of October .... among other things many ruff.

This bird often called in the twentieth century Fighting Knight but in fact closer to sandpipers, is a species of shorebirds of the Scolopacidae family and exhibiting a clear sexual dimorphism especially during the breeding season. In spring, the male Ruff presents an extraordinary appearance because it wears a large ruff and, on the sides of the head, tufts of erectile feathers (mumps) like the ruff. The coloring of these ornamental feathers varies from white to gray, red and black with streaks and bars. The female has no ornaments. The upper side is scaly brown, the breast is barred, paler. In winter, the male looks a lot like the female, but he is larger.
A bird that I also like is the Little Plover, at the edge of the Camargue marshes, we see it sometimes hunting by stamping its feet on the sand or on the mud to disturb the preys that hide there and them. bring out. It often waits for its prey to come to the surface of the ground or move, and as soon as it has detected it, it runs fast to catch it.

Ruff

Ruff
Camargue

Ruff

Ruff
Camargue

Ruff

Ruff
Camargue

Kingfisher

Kingfisher

Common Sandpiper

Common Sandpiper
Camargue

Little Ringed Plover

Little Ringed Plover
Camargue

White Stork

White Stork
Camargue

Little Egret in flight

Little Egret in flight
Camargue

Western Cattle Egret

Western Cattle Egret
Camargue

Mute Swan landing on the swamp

Mute Swan landing on the swamp
Camargue

Mute Swan in flight

Mute Swan in flight
Camargue