Harlequin Histrionicus histrionicus

An extremely rare vagrant to the far north of Britain.

Harlequin, Col, 15-May-04 Harlequin, Col, 15-May-04

Harlequin, Col, Lewis (Outer Hebrides, UK), 15th May 2004

 

This species isn't quite so hard to find in much of North America. The following photos were from Vancouver Island in Canada where they are common and California where they're relatively scarce:

Harlequin, Clover Point, 9-Sep-06 Harlequin, Clover Point, 9-Sep-06
Harlequin, Clover Point, 9-Sep-06 Harlequin, Clover Point, 9-Sep-06

Harlequins, Clover Point, Victoria (BC, Canada), 9th September 2006

 

Harlequin, Monterey Bay, 30-Apr-05  

pair of Harlequins, Monterey Bay (California, USA), 30th April 2005