I had been putting off going to chase the Ruff down at San Elijo Lagoon in San Diego due to homework and general stress and exhaustion. During a break from working on one of my two papers due Monday, I checked the OrCoRBA just to see if anything new was around. There was a Ruff reported from my local patch, SJWS! I grabbed my camera and raced over there, it was 5:30ish, still light enough to go chase it. So another lifer this month, seems to be a good fall for me - despite large amounts of homework and general busy schedule =)
p.s. the bird feeding next to it in a couple of the shots is a Pectoral Sandpiper.