A chance encounter with a first winter Grey Phalarope at Hook-with-Warsash LNR. This enchanting bird was feeding frantically, just a few yards away, blissfully unaware of our presence. What made the scene for me was the stream of Swallows whisping along the old golf links into the head-wind. Sometimes coming within inches of the Phalarope, who never missed a heartbeats feeding time to look up at the Swallows, who were at the start of their long passage to Africa.
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