16th November

Grey Phalarope, this bird has been present for seven days and is well worth a visit.
Normally a paleagic bird away from its breeding grounds, this bird must have been blown in land by the recent strong winds.

Not much in the park as far as I know, but have been struggling with a bad back.
This how ever did not stop me popping down to Hampton Court this morning. The instructions were that the bird was 800 metres from Kingston Gate, to my ageing legs it did seem further.


castlehaven said…
wasn't it really strange seeing the Phalarope sitting metres away?
It is strange, but as with most neararctic species they have probably never seen man and therefore do not fear us. I wish it kept it head still more often. I have a lot of photos with the bird in focus, that is apart from its head.