I heard and seen reports of a Grey Phalarope in Hove, West Sussex... as it seemed to have been around still I headed of there today.. and yes, there it was in a children's paddling pool..
I saw my first Phalarope five years ago at Home Park (Hampton Court Palace)... so five years later I saw my second!!
It was behaving typically... dashing about and feeding.. albeit surrounded by birders and photographers and not in the least bit phased by this!
I took over 100 pictures... visitors to my blog.... you'll be pleased to know, I've cut down a bit on those I've posted here...
This was so unexpected that I didn't get the wing tips in the shot... it was so close!!
The sun eventually went so I came back down to earth with a bump and headed off to Tescos for some groceries!!