Wednesday, 19 September 2007

Phalaropes in Manchester

The re-discovery of a juvenile Red-necked Phalarope at Pennington Flash country park yesterday allowed many local birders to see this ever popular wader, but unfortunately by late morning it had disappeared. So when a phalarope was found just east of Pennington in the afternoon, it was logical to assume that it was the same bird as that seen in the morning. Yet shortly after Birdnet broadcast the news, arriving local birders were quite amazed to find an adult winter Grey Phalarope. Two phalaropes in Manchester on the same day - miracles really do happen!

Grey Phalarope photos by Paul Hammond: