Sunday, October 30, 2011

Late autumn fayre

A few days on the coast at Buckton produced typical late autumn birds with 31 Whooper Swans, a pair of Black Redstarts, 8 Lapland Buntings, a Hooded Crow and a smart male Snow Bunting. Dave and I managed to catch and ring the Snow Bunt by walking it in to a net on the cliff top. The bird was aged as a 1st winter male and of the Icelandic race insulae. The bottom pic is one of the two Olive -backed Pipits at Filey, this individual only having one eye.

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