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    Default Seaforth Wilson's Phal

    The apparent first-summer male Wilson's phal looks remarkably like the individual photographed in Gotland, Sweden last week:

    Same bird??

    More remakable is that five days later the same site had a female Wilson's Phalarope!

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    I have come to the same conclusion as Julian - the Swedish bird - most probably a 1st summer male on 27.5 looks almost identical to the Seaforth individual, week later.

    Swedish bird:

    Seaforth: (Gavin Thomas)

    and here on Stephen Menzies blog:

    The only difference, probably a minor difference, I can see (beware difficulties when judging images) is that the supercilium seems to reach to the rear of the eye in the Seaforth individual. Together with the upperparts pattern - the single dark rear scapular, makes the similarities quite remarkable.


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