A quick visit to the farm today to see if i could finally photograph the Phal. Initial hopes were blown away as i walked through the gate. The people in charge had decided to mow flat the mounds. They were looking in such good condition for the winter, and now just look like a country park - amazing that they have no concept of conservation. So with a heavy heart i went round to the hide and there in front of the reeds was the phalarope. Set up camera and the sun goes in !!!!