It's Big ! How do I find a little bird on here? STOP PRESS ANOTHER BUNTING FOUND IN SHROPSHIRE

September 09, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

A daunting prospect when your not sure just where to be looking, AH! the limestone pavement? what the Dickens is that and where is it , even better go to the cairn. Well with rocks jutting out all over the place recognising  a cairn was easy!!!. But thank goodness for Birders gathering ish! the location was found and after a wee bit of meandering One of the two present was found and , well it was a bit flighty. 

But patience and perseverance paid off in the end ..

The Lapland Bunting on the Great Orme.

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A brief tale from the Orme and when it was not in view the vista from the top was stunning

A very nice morning indeed..

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Well not to be outdone, Shropshire had it's own Lapland Bunting just a week later on the Long Mynd

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and doing much the same thing, feed a bit, get disturbed by either loose dog, Mountain bikers, walkers and horse riders. But after a little fly around it was soon back on the track going crazy for the smallest seeds , and so confiding it came past at just 1 foot away, incredible and as only the second recorded in the county, I think, it was fantastic to watch and photograph.

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So with a Year tick last weekend and a county rarity this week can't wait for what is for the coming week

who knows what will turn up..

Cheers

Paul.


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