I've waited a few years for an opportunity to get up country and look for Red necked Phalarope.
I was perched up with my Son very early at the viewing spot looking over a marsh alive with drumming Snipe and squeeling Lapwing. Afer a while I was starting to wonder if I would get to find what I was looking for and then a splendid Male Red necked Phalarope showed at distance in the scope, gone.
I waited again, then as I was watching the Cygnuts, the male Phalarope past by them, gone.
One more show and it was time to settle on the views we had and move on with a hatrick of all 3 Phalarope species now in the bag.