Phalarope

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This is not a good photography, sorry about that, but I thought it was worth putting it on this gallery anyway. This is a red-necked phalarope (Phalaropus lobatus) I saw off Piedade on the 20th of July 2014. Knowing that they spend the summer season around the Arctic Circle, his presence here in the Azores is a mystery. 

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