Saturday 11 December 2010

Momentary Laps

Theme parks are my idea of hell so I dropped the family off at Paulton's Park today and headed to Hurst Beach in the hope of catching up with Lapland and Snow Buntings. 3 or 4 Lap Buntings were present almost continuously in the south-east corner of the corn field next to the Cut Bridge, and several more calling birds were flying around. A large flock of Skylark were also present, along with many reed buntings, Rock Pipits, Meadow Pipits and a flock of stubble-feeding Turnstone. The Buntings were close but just too far for my 400 mm lens until this well-marked individual landed momentarily in front of me.

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