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Thursday, 9 January 2014

Red-necked Phalarope Migration

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25661650

Sat tags and geo-locators are rapidly changing some of our pre held perceptions of bird migration and where birds spend the winter. Fetlar Red-necked Phalarope wintering on the Pacific Ocean off South America.   

2 comments:

Randal M Snowdrop said...

They should try tagging eastern race Iceland Gulls?

Richard G. Smith said...

Had a red necked Phal in the Yala area of Sri Lanka at the end of November 13 - needless to say they are not common there. I guess the liklihood is that it was from Russia/Alaska/Washington.