Thursday, 19 January 2012

Farmoor Phalarope

An unseasonal grey phalarope was found yesterday at the end of the day at Farmoor by Phil Chapman. When it was reported as still present this morning I thought that I would go and pay my respects to this dainty wader. They are remarkably hard to photograph as they are forever moving around but with the trusty superzoom I managed a few shots in rather poor light and a surprisingly chilly wind in the pleasant company of Badger and the Paranoid Birder. The great northern diver was also still about which I'd not caught up with until today.

Some oversharpened grey phalarope shots (click to enlarge)

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