Friday, 19 October 2012

Lapland Bunting, Pendle Hill Oct' 19th 2012

A genuinely rare bird in East Lancashire, this being only my second in the area.
And with a gap of around ten years since my last east Lancs sighting, i made
the effort to try and find it.

Found by Steve Grimshaw the day before, but seen poorly and briefly, i knew
it would be a 'needle in a haystack' scenario to locate. Luckily, after not too
much searching the bird was with a loose flock of Meadow Pipits and
although it was very difficult to see on the ground, eventually, it showed well
enough for some images to be taken.

The bird was present till at least 16:00 last seen by Martin Naylor. Hopefully
it will stay around for others to enjoy.

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