I'd only ever seen a Corn Bunting once before and it was a fleeting glimpse from a car as it sat on an overhead telephone wire. Not really the best view. I've been on the search when I think I am in the right areas for them, but with no luck. Sites in Norfolk have always drawn a blank when it seems everyone else can find them.
So the other week when I was at Martin Mere, I made the walk out of the reserve to an area where they were supposed to be. I got good directions and my luck was in. Singing from the top of a tree, there he was. An unusual song. It made a few fluttering flights, almost Pipit/Skylark like and returned.
This one Corn Bunting put a smile on my face, and put my year list at 160.