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.