Serendipity-doo-dah put me on Southport seafront with 45 minutes between meetings at lunchtime today.
Time then for yet another squint over the seawall immediately south of the Marine Lake sluice gates, where six of the wintering Snow Buntings were heads down for a further round of seed bingo, including the very bright male, which appears to have been about since November.
Just how many seeds do Snow Buntings eat in a day?? You never see a skinny one.
Snow Bunts are not a bird to take for granted and regular wintering flocks are by no means guaranteed here. Birds to savour right through to spring hopefully.
In other news, a spot of surveying work across the fields between Little Crosby and Sniggery Farm on Tuesday revealed the adult Med Gull still hanging around with the Black headed and Common Gulls.