Thursday, May 10, 2007

WIlson's Phalarope

Assistant editor Mike Weedon writes:
Being not far from Peterborough, Grafham Water's Wilson's Phalarope had me twitching during a week off, during the first week of May. It mainly either filter-fed by sweeping its head under the surface (like an Avocet) while swimming, or swam along behind the dabbling ducks, picking at what they stirred up. Occasionally, though, it went into a typical phalarope spin to stir up food to eat, as in this short video.

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