Saturday, November 22, 2008

Snow Buntings

a report of possible Snow Bunts on the local patch during the week set me off on a long hike searching the foreshore areas this morning; drawing a blank on the east side I ended up at Chowder Ness and immediately bumped into three birds, two males and a juv / female; they were later joined by another juv / female and all four spent the rest of the day feeding on the stony sea embankment taking grass and sea aster seeds; oblivious to people the main problem was finding them in the vestigial grass cover where they could disappear just by sitting still -- 

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