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Lapland Bunting

Observed: 26th September 2010 By: pen-y-bont_mikepen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Birdspen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Birdspen-y-bont_mike’s reputation in Birds

Sept 2010.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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It Certainly Looks Like It

According to the book, it's a little off its range, but I don't think it can be anything but.

Nice pictures, too.

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Off range

I nearly added a note to that effect. It caused a bit of a stir on the local bird site. I seem to recall seeing a suggestion that some of that year's birds had been blown in from a more westerly location (Greenland?)than the UK's normal N. European visitors, which might account for it being on the S Wales coast and for being very confiding.

It had been there for 3 or 4 days before I saw it and apparently hung around for a while after too. I'm only an occasional "twitcher" and was not actually looking for it. I knew one had been reported but had been on the coast looking for waders. On my way home I spotted a group of birders/photographers who had clearly seen something interesting so went to see what and was quite surprised to see this happily feeding on the ground less than 5m away!

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I've just noticed the "Confidence" is "can't be certain". I meant to check "as sure as I can be" and thought I had.