Saturday, 17 September 2011
One Of The Best
The Juvenile Grey Phalarope that turned up earlier this week at Lytham St Annes has to be one of the best birds that it has been my privilege to photograph. So I make no excuse for showing a few more of the hundreds of images that I took of this delightful wader. It has now sadly moved on to winter further south. I understand that the grey phalarope winters in the Atlantic Ocean off the African Coast.
It is difficult to believe that this tiny bird can survive life on the ocean waves throughout the winter months returning to it's breeding grounds in the High Arctic during the Spring and Summer. During it's brief stay in Lancashire it gave much pleasure to the many bird watchers and photographers who came to see it.I hope it survives the elements in the Atlantic Ocean and makes it back to it's Arctic breeding grounds next Spring. I hope you enjoy the images above as much as I did in taking them and thanks for looking.