Spinning out of Control, Phalarope Style

When I got a call from Steve Howell, he informed me that the Pectoral Sandpiper had departed but in its place were 3 Wilson’s Phalaropes. Closing down the gallery a bit early, I headed up to the pond where these two juveniles and one adult male, (or very drab/worn female) were spinning in their unique and typical fashion. #207. It was curious and interesting as Steve pointed out that the young birds showed very mustard yellow legs as the adult possessed blackish olive legs. It has been quite a nice run of shorebirds these last few days!

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