Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Little is good!!!

I was just on my way home for tea this evening, when I flushed a small bunting that flew up an was calling.... 'tick tick'. I yelled to Chris and Mark (our volunteers) 'Little Bunting', the bird landed in the bushes in front of me ten yards away (phew!) and the lads go onto it - it made their day. This is the 6th Little Bunt I have found on Bardsey now, but the first since 2005.

There may be some pics on the BBFO blog later, one of the guests managed to get some fairly nice shots - my camera was at home :-(

Other odds and ends included 60 or so Goldcrests, 20 Blackcaps, G.S. Woodpecker, Black Redstart, two Lapland Buntings and a Long-tailed Skua.

Lets see what the morning brings



  1. Fantastic Steve!
    Gives us all hope that not everything's on the east coast.

  2. Great find- quite a gap since the last.
    PGTips tomorrow?

  3. I'd never heard of a Little Bunting. What a beautiful bird! Great tick :-)