Friday, 11 May 2007

Getting twitchy

I'm not generally a proper twitcher, which is to say someone who dashes off around the country at the drop of a pager to see rare birds, but I'm going to be breaking that rule tonight.
This fantastic Wilson's Phalarope, a vagrant from North America, turned up near Peterborough yesterday, and as it's only about 15 minutes from the office, it would be a shame not to go and have a look for it after work.
For starters, it's a great looking bird, very boldly marked compared to most waders.
For another, I think it's important to celebrate any creature that can spin round and round in frantic circles without disappearing with a pop.
There are some more good digiscoped pics of it here, on my colleague Mike Weedon's blog. Enjoy.

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