Sunday, 8 December 2013

Snow Buntings

I drove the short distance to to Camber this morning after reading a report of several Snow Buntings being seen there. I parked at the western end of Camber and walked through the dunes to the beach, then back to the Marina Cafe but no sign of any Snow Buntings, just 8 Pied Wagtails, 3 Meadow Pipits and 2 Reed Buntings. I wandered back to where I started which was about 600mts west of the cafe, was just about to give up when 6 Snow Buntings flew past me landing a short distance away on the beach. As Snow Buntings usually are, they were quite approachable but took exception to being chased by dogs and often flew up into the dune system before returning to the beach.

All 6 as they flew past after being flushed by yet another dog walker!
On the ARC this afternoon a Goosander, a Black-necked Grebe, 2+ Marsh Harriers and 2 Great White Egrets were the highlights. On Burrowes this afternoon no sign of the adult Caspian Gull but another Goosander and 1+Great White Egrets.

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