Monday, 30 July 2018

Oare Marshes - Red-necked Phalarope

Another great day at Oare. Ebird list HERE. Highlights included the adult Red-necked Phalarope, the adult Bonaparte's Gull, a juvenile Cuckoo, 5 Curlew Sandpiper and an adult Spotted Redshank. 

 Adult Bonaparte's Gull. This shot was taken using a Canon 500mm lens which I had a spin on thanks to a very generous Essex birder. Might have to upgrade my lens. Compare the quality of the above shot with my set up below. 
 Moulting it's outer primaries at the moment which has progressed to p8 which is growing, p9 and p10 old
 Adult Red-necked Phalarope 

Red-necked Phalarope slip-streaming a Shoveler- presumably benefiting from the food generated by the disturbance that the Shoveler was causing 

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