The Wilson's Phalarope
, although not globally threatened, has attracted scores of bird watchers to the Reserve during the past few days.
can be seen on saline lakes during migration.
There are six new species, too; trumpeter swan, common eider, black vulture, merlin, sandhill crane, and Wilson's phalarope
have all become established breeders since the first atlas.
Scientists consider many species among these to be threatened or in need of special protection, including: Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, Least Bittern, Great Blue Heron, Northern Pintail, Blue-Winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, American Widgeon, Northern Harrier, Harris' Hawk, Short-eared Owl, Cinnamon Teal, Redhead Duck, Least Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpipe and Wilson's Phalarope
-RARE waders - a Wilson's Phalarope
in Essex, a Pacific Golden Plover in Suffolk and a Long-billed Dowitcher in Kent - have been spotted passing south through Britain.
Seven surface feeders that fed by swimming or aerial diving on invertebrates, fish, or their remains (16%) included American White Pelican, Wilson's Phalarope
, two gulls and four terns.
(Phalaropus tricolor).--According to Butler (1898), P.