Red-necked Phalarope


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.


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5 Responses to Red-necked Phalarope

  1. Paul Prappas says:

    Very nice photo.

  2. Denyse says:

    Enjoying your photos from Magog these days! Love the colours in the water and the « plumage » almost become a camouflage.

  3. Neville Maytom says:

    You are very fortunate to see this transient migrant here Alistair. Great photo.

  4. Christine Boyd says:

    Thanks for this most wonderful photo of a truly lovely bird. I’ve never seen or heard of it before, so this is a real treat – for Terry too.

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