Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Monday, 28 March 2016

Lapland Bunting - Blakeney Fresh Marsh

A day trip to Norfolk over the Easter holiday started with a quick change of day, due to a storm heading our way on the Saturday. So I turned up a day earlier, as there was sunshine forecast on the Friday.
A quick look at the what was around, and I soon had my radar firmly set on Blakeney fresh marsh for the Lapland Buntings that had been present for a few days. A few stops on the way meant I had already ticked off Hawfinch, Treecreeper and Marsh Tit before 8:30.
I followed the coastal path to where there were already around a dozen birders with scopes set up. I waited for about twenty minutes before the first bird landed in front of us. A very nice looking male. It proceeded to feed on the ground in some really stunning sunshine. The light made for some great shots, as it always does.


A different male sat on a fence.


A female eventually joined and was great to see the comparison.


13 comments:

  1. fantastic pictures of beautiful little birds. I like it very much
    susa

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  2. When the opportunity arises, you must take it! I feel like these birds don't always cooperate for photo shoots:)

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  3. Great pics. I haven't seen these before.

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  4. the female is camouflaged well against the background

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  5. What a gorgeous bird! Wonderful photos. Happy Wednesday, enjoy your day!

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  6. What a pretty little bird and one I Have never seen. #AnimalTales

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  7. What a lovely little bird... love the coloration.
    Thanks for sharing with us at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-endless-variety-of-orchids.html

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  8. He's a sweet little bird!

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  9. Hello, just stopping back to say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  10. Fabulous images of this lovely bird

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