Sunday, April 27, 2014

I didn't see the Cretzschmar's Bunting!

Caspian Stonechat - variegatus
 The bird of the day was a stunning and very rare Cretzschmar's Bunting. Only seen by 3 or 4 people, I was not one of them even though the bird was seen very close to my home. I saw the photos... ouch! The finder was taking photos of the Red-Breasted Flycatcher found by his home, with camera in hand the Bunting popped out of the long grass infront of him on a piece of ground gone over several times earlier today by the fibo team while looking at the Flycatcher... crazy find! Plenty of other birds about and the Caspian Stonechat would of been an amazing sight any other day, but it felt more like a constellation today.
Fair Isle Wren

Red-Breasted Flycatcher

Pied Flycatcher


Wryneck - South Harbour Beach

Brambling - Redpoll - Brambling

A very rufous Dunlin

Lamb at Springfield

Pray that the Cretzscmar's Bunting is seen tomorrow.
It would make everyone happy.