A juvenile moulting Red-necked Phalarope has been present at Covenham Reservoir, in Lincolnshire, for nearly two weeks. This is an uncommon event for a Red-necked Phalarope to be present at an inland water in late November. I decided to visit Covenham today ( 17th November) to see it and it showed very well feeding along the waters edge on the southern side of the concrete reservoir. I also discovered a Purple Sandpiper by the Yacht club on our arrival, and this bird was also very obliging. Several Redshank were also present along with numbers of Widgeon, Mallard, Tufted Duck and Goldeneye and also a single female Pintail.
Red-necked Phalarope – moulting juvenile – above 4 images – Tony Davison©
Purple Sandpiper – above 2 images – a pleasant surprise to find this at Covenham Reservoir this morning – Tony Davison©
Redshank – Tony Davison©