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.