Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Hillesden Pools, North Bucks - 27th-28th May 2006
Photo copyright Ashley Stow
Photos copyright Josh Jones
Photos copyright Tim Watts
This county first was found by Bob Tunnicliffe during the morning. It identity was not immediately clear and it was first thought to be a possible Red-necked. As soon as word got out about it's true identity the largest twitch in Buckinghamshire for some years got under way. The bird was fairly distant making photography difficult, but not preventing observers appreciating the finer points of the bird.
The bird, a male, should have been on it's breeding grounds in NW USA/Canada.