Sunday, 21 December 2014

Winter Solstice

Weather: W/SW-5/6, mild

A recent quiet period at the Lighthouse coincided with the majority of members being away on foreign birding trips during the latter half of November and early December. Consequently updates on our website have been a little spartan. However today two Snow Buntings were located on the beach at the West end of Leasowe Bay this afternoon. 

Initially it was thought these two birds were the same two birds that graced the Leasowe Golf Course  during mid November however on comparing today's photographs with those from November, it is clear that at least one bird is significantly different, perhaps a 1st winter male showing a much reduced amount of white in the wing compared to the November birds. . Take a look for yourself and let us know if you think differently ??

Charismatic little birds it's hard to resist a photo opportunity.

AMC - photos-AMC

1st winter Snow Bunting

Male Snow Bunting

1st winter?   Snow Bunting

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