Can’t get enough of a good thing

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.

2 thoughts on “Can’t get enough of a good thing

  1. Great pictures of the Snow Buntings again John. I see a couple fairly regularly on the stretch of beach north of Shore Road. Not surprisingly it seems to depend on the number of dog walkers {which to be fair is why I’m there} and most don’t carry binoculars. The walk is always enhanced when the snow bunts appear; they remind me of the Zebra Finches I used to have in the aviary as a lad. Spent a happy hour yesterday along the Dee at Mostyn whilst Mrs F shopped at Abakhan. The main attraction as the tide rose were Turnstones busy doing what they do best, hoards of the usual waders seeking refuge amongst the rocks, and a couple of Little Egrets feeding very close by in the drainage ditch. Its good over there; the sea wall is high enough and with enough holes to enable good close views.

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