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Red Phalarope

Postby Jeff Curnick » Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:31 pm

Hi all,

Well, it's been a LOOOOONG time since I last posted anything here - nothing like a great lifer to get me going again. Below are a few record shots of a Red Phalarope seen this morning in Hove, UK. It has been hanging around a little kiddies play pool for about two weeks and with some decent weather today I convinced my wife to go for a drive and I am glad I did.....certainly one of my easiest lifers ever.

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Just look at how close it came to all the photographers lined up around the pool:

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Enjoy,

Jeff


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Re: Red Phalarope

Postby gordon » Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:53 am

Hi Jeff

Well done on getting your lifer!

Always nice when they turn out so easy to get!!

PS welcome back to the forum!!

Cheers,
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Re: Red Phalarope

Postby Doug » Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:19 am

Awesome!!! And you don't get a phalarope easier than that :)
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Re: Red Phalarope

Postby Jeff Curnick » Sun Jan 12, 2014 11:41 am

Thanks guys. And yes it was easy...my young girls even got to see it. Can't be many 4 and 2 year olds with Red Phalarope on their lists!! My eldest was actually semi-excited about it, although it took her a while to get the name right :)

More UK birding soon.....weather permitting of course (insert rain icon here) :roll:
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Re: Red Phalarope

Postby Doug » Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:17 pm

Like this?
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Re: Red Phalarope

Postby Teodor Fung » Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:07 am

Wow! It's a rare bird. It must be so nice to have the bird so close to shore.

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Re: Red Phalarope

Postby Teodor Fung » Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:27 pm

Would love to see it. No picture, unfortunately.


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