Buntin’ huntin’

Another twitch today, to Surrey, where a Little Bunting, rare enough on its own, and a Rustic Bunting, a UK lifer, have been hanging around during the lockdown.  Unlike the usual birds that clear off on Thursday night, before I can get there at the weekend, they waited until lockdown was over and still hung around into the weekend.

Early seems to be the most reliable time, and indeed we waited a whole 5 minutes after getting onsite at about 0800.  Unfortunately the light was shocking, and as it improved, but never became good, the birds became more elusive.  Eventually we had to go (just before the sun came out and the birds behaved, apparently), but we got nice views of a couple of special birds, even if the photos are ropy.

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