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