Phalaropus being Greek for coot foot - this was a grey coot foot, off the South Pier at Bridlington harbour [20/3/18]. Most of the time it was directly below me as I photographed it from almost overhead. Karl Dutton & Brett Richards also watching. A few from a bit further out first.
Then it came close up against the pier wall so we were looking almost vertically down on it.
Reports of a black redstart at Flamborough tempted us to try for it.
No sign round the lighthouse or fog station. A tired looking juvenile kittiwake was sheltering on the clifftop.
In the car park a chap was with a small point and shoot camera was photographing something in a bush. I went across to him.
'Brown bird just flew into that bush,' he said.
So it did. Kestrel!