Absolute Birding tracked down the elusive 'Red Necked Phalarope'

We left Cape Town for Veldrif on the West Coast on a very dreary winters day. Despite the rain and wind our perseverence paid off and after some serious searching we found the 'Red Necked Phalarope' (Phalaropus lobatus) in full breeding colours. As you can see it is a real little beauty and well worth the effort.