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Old Friday 5th September 2008, 09:25   #1
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Phalarope ID please~Turkey

Just got back from the marsh,can't believe it another lifer,but this bird has me baffled,it looks like a juv Red necked phalarope(dark head markings) but it has yellow legs !!!!
Don't tell me this could be a strange looking Wilsons ??????
Plase excuse quality of shots as it was 50 yards away in misty sunlight.
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Old Friday 5th September 2008, 09:51   #2
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certainly a 1st winter red necked phalarope. cant explain the leg colour though.
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Old Friday 5th September 2008, 10:40   #3
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Thanks Craig,still wondering about the yellow legs though.
Anyone any ideas !!!!!!
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Old Friday 5th September 2008, 15:32   #4
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Anyone!! Come back all you pro's all is forgiven
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Old Friday 5th September 2008, 15:41   #5
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Bob,

They seem pretty variable..

http://www.birdingworld.co.uk/images...03_10_2007.jpg
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_yMtPPgyOdrw/R6...+Phalarope.jpg

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Thanks for the link Mark,it seems strange though when all my books are quoting black legs for RNP.
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Wouldn't a Wilson's show longer bill?

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Probably but difficult to scale if you have'nt got both species together.
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