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Rare Vagrant

My trip to Nortrhumberland always results in some birds that I don't usually see but this time I was lucky to see a rare vagrant that nests Greenland etc. just off the beach in Bamburgh. It was a Grey Phalarope (in summer plumage it much more highly coloured) and it performed admirably for me:



First one for me and a "Mega" too!

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Re: Rare Vagrant

its always nice to get a first, its one I've never seen before.

You have good detail there, is that a small snail its eating?
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Re: Rare Vagrant

Thank you Brian. Not sure what is in it's bill but it was feeding over a rocky shore so it could be a mollusc. There are less than 200 sightings in the British Isles every year and most of them juveniles very briefly on migration. This is an adult and one has been in this location for at least a month. Very unusual to see one inshore in Winter as they spend the season at sea in the Atlantic so a privileged sighting!

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Re: Rare Vagrant

Cracking shot David. A couple of friends have been following this little beauty, but I've not seen any shots.
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Re: Rare Vagrant

Great capture well spotted
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Re: Rare Vagrant

A great shot of a cracking little bird David. I have yet to see one although they do crop up here from time to time.

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Re: Rare Vagrant

Very nice; never seen one myself.
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Re: Rare Vagrant

Great one David.

I've only ever seen one and that was back in 2007 on our reserve and it only stayed for a couple of days.

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Re: Rare Vagrant

Good find. Great shot nice & close.
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Re: Rare Vagrant

Well done David. That's a nice shot too - how close were you when you took it?
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Well done David. That's a nice shot too - how close were you when you took it?
Around 6 metres I think.

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Re: Rare Vagrant

Great spot and shot...my only one was around Hampton in Arden (slap bang in middle of country) around '84/5.
It was the most unafraid bird ever...whizzing around as you say just metres away.
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