This Red-necked Phalarope was found at Little Marlow Gravel Pit on 8th September 2022 by local birder Dave Ferguson. Dave only had binoculars with him and was unsure of which species of Phalarope it was. He very quickly put the news out and very soon a few local birders were on-site and were able to confirm the ID as a Red-necked.
The bird seemed unsettled as it frequently flew short distances but kept returning to its favoured spot towards the SW corner of the lake. It did however remain until the following day at least.
There have been only eight previous records of this species in the county, most of them in the north of the county. This is the second sighting at Little Marlow, the first being on 7th June 2020.