Sunday, September 30, 2012

Wilson's Phalarope

During my holidays in County Cork some weeks past, I managed to catch up with the Wilson's Phalarope in Kinsale Marsh.  The bird was not as confiding as the last one I saw and found at home in Loop Head, west Clare on 29th September 2006.  Photographs of both birds below.

Wilson's Phalarope at Ross Bay, Loop Head in 2006 © John N Murphy
 Distant shot of the Kinsale Wilson's Phalarope © John N Murphy
 Wilson's Phalarope top left of the picture flying with Black-tailed Godwit and Dunlin © John N Murphy
 Wilson's Phalarope between two Redshank © John N Murphy
Wilson's Phalarope beside similar sized Redshank and a giant Great Black-backed Gull © John N Murphy

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