A juvenile Red-necked Phalarope visited the West Arm of Kootenay Lake.
This shorebird summers and breeds in the Canadian Arctic and it winters in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Ecuador and Peru. To get from one place to the other, it migrates, but its routes rarely have taken it close to Kootenay Lake.
Here was a juvenile and it hung around as long as three of us were prepared to watch.
A juvenile Red-necked Phalarope swims a bit east of the Harrop Ferry.