Experianced Cold water Surfer, Birdaholic and Wildlife photography enthusiast from the Atlantic coast of the Burren, County Clare, Ireland. and sometimes beyond...
September 26, 2011
Grey Phalarope in the Harbour
When feeding, a Grey Phalarope will often swim in a small, rapid circle, forming a small whirlpool. This behaviour is thought to aid feeding by raising food from the bottom of shallow water, plucking small insects or crustaceans caught up therein. They sometimes fly up to catch insects in flight. On the open ocean, they are found in areas where converging ocean currents produce upwellings and are often found near groups of whales
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