Snow Bunting - Cornwall

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  1. CWH

    CWH Funster Life Member

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    Just been out to the postbox & saw an unusual-looking LBJ, snapped away, got home & looked it up - a male snow bunting! absolutely certain due to white upper wings as it flew away, though unable to get the photo .... Duly reported to Cornwall Bird Watching and Preservation Society

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    Nice, quite a rare spot by all accounts, we were at Spurn point a couple of years ago and some bird watcher types took us to see a Snow Bunting on the beach. Sorry not a good photo but looks the same non the less.

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    It certainly does!
    We saw a pair in summer plumage in a whiteout at the top of Cairn Gorm in May 2013
    Amazing how completely different their plumage is summer & winter
    Ain't nature wonderful?

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    Nice sighting. ... I saw a few at Snettisham a couple of years ago.
     
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    I had one pointed out to me on Tresco a few years ago, peasant that I am I thought it was a sparrow.

    The twitcher who pointed him out had traveled there just to see a Snow Bunting; bloody expensive hobby, that. :doh:
     
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    I like to work out birds that I've seen, where I am; not sure I'd travel JUST to see something specific.
    On the other hand, we do spend quite a bit travelling around in the MH to see PLACES, usually because they attract wildlife, so .....
     
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    Still trying to get a good photo of a Hoopoe.I was on the bike having a ride around an are in Limousin,it flew across my path and perched on a fence and posed with its crest up,would have been a beautiful shot but...no camera .I spent 2 days looking but never saw one again until we were leaving.Just drawing out when one perched on the post at the gate to say goodbye I suppose,camera of course was in the back.C'est la vie :)
     
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