Having missed, by a matter of minutes, the relatively obliging Grey Phalarope at Salthouse, which first appeared whilst we were away in Scotland, the chance of catching up with one today in Suffolk and completing ‘the set’, was irresistible. Norfolk was cloaked in fog all day but luckily for us the sun was shinning on the Suffolk coast when we arrived at Walberswick. The beach car park was more a waterlogged field when we pulled up but conveniently the Grey Phalarope was busily feeding in a puddle close-by. The photographs speak for themselves:
There are only three Phalarope species on the world list – today’s Grey made up the full set, all seen this year! This was one, if not the cutest bird, seen all year.