Welcome to Wild In Britain, an occasional and irregular photo journal of my encounters with all types of wildlife in the British Isles. All species featured on the site are wild, and all photographs are the copyright of Ben Locke. For prints and licensing click here. Please also take a look at my main site BenLocke.co.uk
This photo won't be winning any prizes, but it shows a very distant and very rare visitor to Gloucestershire - the Red-necked Phalarope. This was taken at Coombe Hill meadows, about 750 miles from its usual patch in the northern Shetland islands, which itself is on the outer limits of the range of this small bird. More info at the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust web site.