Thursday, 5 June 2014

Red necked Phalarope

Weather: West-5, overcast and mild.

With migration at a standstill June is still a great time for something unexpected. So it was not wholly surprising when a female Red necked Phalarope turned up at BMW. This is a rare bird on the Wirral with only a handful of records including another at this same site but on the IMF side during the early 1990's. 

Other birds on site included a 1st summer Med Gull, Little Ringed Plover and a Greenshank.

A few record shots were rattled off for the sake of posterity! Also a short video by SRW here .

Photos -AMC


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