Thursday 9 January 2014

The Hove Phalarope.

With some spare time today Pete and I headed just a little way west to check out the fabulous Grey Phalarope at Hove. With the sun shining, and confirmation that the bird was still there just before we arrived, it was great to watch this little bird wizzing around the paddling pool like a clockwork toy. We spent some time with the bird and many other admirers before moving onto Shoreham hoping to see a Glaucous Gull. We were not lucky with this however.

We then moved onto Widewater to watch the Red-breasted Mergansers. We saw 4 in total, 1 male and 3 redheads. The male tried some courtship but there was little interest coming from the redheads!!

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