Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Lapland Bunting- Beddington Farmlands
Finally got the cherry on the cake today with this juvenile/1st winter Lapland Bunting (pic 1) on the mound. This is the eleventh record for Beddington and the first confirmed one since 1997. This is however the first twitchable one as most others have been fly-overs in the autumn.
Also still five Yellowhammers (pic 2), 250-300 Linnets (pic 3), 20+ Goldfinch, 40+ Skylark, 20+ Meadow Pipit, 20+ Reed Bunting, 20+ Redwing and 3 Chaffinch on the same mound. This mound has been amazing during this hard weather movement thanks to the underfloor heating from the decomposing rubbish and the fathen growing on the newly disturbed ground.