Wise Birding Holidays

Monday, 8 December 2014

More Buntings

Had another look for the Lapland Bunting today in a different area and had a shock in finding a different bunting - Corn Bunting! The bird was very tricky to see and I only found it due to it calling but very difficult in the wind and with the noisy Skylarks. Seems to be the first record in Devon since 2010? I have always hoped to find one near Budleigh as they have bred historically. Hopefully we can encourage it to stick around as I am hoping to see the farmer tomorrow......

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting

Corn Bunting and Skylark

Corn Bunting and Skylark

5 comments:

  1. Nice find, and a welcome break from those pesky Laplands!

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  2. great bird to find in the county! Well done Chris

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  3. Nice find. Not many left in N Norfolk (have not seen one this year!)

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  4. Great record, great shots Chris - I'll be over for your rustic bunting. I've always reckoned a thorough coverage of Devon's coastal stubble would turn up a heap of good stuff. I've really missed having stubble fields on Orcombe this year. I'm praying we get some next year.

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  5. Thanks for all the nice comments chaps. Much appreciated. I always hoped to get one on the patch one day, but it was definitely the last thing on my mind that day!

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