Popped out y’day morning to see the Snow Bunting at Orgreave. Fascinating incredibly hardy birds who live in some of the harshest environments on the planet (and I don’t mean Orgreave!). I suspect the age, sex and subspecies of this one to be….
But I thought you might like to have a go! Determining race, sex and age of Snow Buntings can be quiet a challenge. I did a post on the subject a while back. And then there is the Siberian form as well.
What do you think this one is (subspecies/age/sex)?
and having fun washing
130 Pink-footed Geese flew over and an adult Yellow-legged Gull loafed about on the far shore. I then went over to Waverley and after much effort found c40 Lesser Redpoll, with at least one obvious Mealy Redpoll and maybe a ‘brown Mealy’. Also c35 Goldfinch and 6 Yellowhammer coming down to the seed Roy and I put out.
Then Roy rang twice. Once to say he was seeing nothing, then 10 minutes later- he had found a Rough-legged Buzzard– perseverance!