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......
Nice find, and a welcome break from those pesky Laplands!ReplyDelete
great bird to find in the county! Well done ChrisReplyDelete
Nice find. Not many left in N Norfolk (have not seen one this year!)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete