I just about managed to connect with this Grey Phalarope at Livermere - a superb record and a great find by Pete Wilson! All the tracks at Livermere have been churned up by vehicles carrying wildfowlers. The ducks were all very wary. I was doubtful of seeing the phalarope - there was already a c.10,000 strong roost of mainly Black-headed Gulls. I'd already scanned the lake three times with my scope, when suddenly I spotted it in the far NE corner at 4.23pm. It was spinning like crazy and did a couple of short sallying flights over the surface. I watched it a short while then headed to the NE corner trying to beat the fading light. The light had faded further by the time I was closer, so I wasn't able to see all the plumage details. It flew out of my scope view at 4.37pm by which time it was rather dark, and I could not pick it up again. I wasn't sure how far it had gone, just a few feet, or further. Unfortunately it was not seen the next norning, so it looks like it's gone. Ah well, I did well to see it.