Back To The Great Orme For More Looks At Lapland Bunting 8 September

After wonderful views of a Lapland Bunting on our local patch the Great Orme, Llandudno, North Wales yesterday it was to tempting not to go back for another look this morning. An early start and the sun was just peeking over the eastern horizion above Llandudno Pier over a calm sea, lovely start to the day. Driving round the wonderful coast road that hugs the cliffs of the Great Orme Rock Pipits were feeding on the tarmac and allowing great views. Parking on the limestone pavement area there were already three cars here and it was only just light! Walking towards the area where the Lapland Bunting was seen yesterday a pair of Chough lifted from the cliff edge, calling loudly, and swooped along the headland, just wonderful birds. A Raven flapped low over head and the whoosh of its huge wings loud in the still air.

Reaching the area where the Lapland Bunting had been seen it was a slow movement forward scanning carefully the ground ahead for movement. There! No. A Meadow Pipit. More Meadow Pipits but no bunting on the first sweep of the area. Turning and walking back local birdre Peter appeared and signed that he had seen two Lapland Buntings, great news. The birds had dropped down the cliff and had been lost to view, we scanned the slope and were joined by another local birder Dylan. Then a Lapland Bunting flew in and landed just below us, wonderful!This lovely bird was very confiding and fed happily close to us as we all soaked up amazing views. As we watched a second Lapland Bunting flew over calling, though not seen. After showing really well the Lapland Bunting flew up calling to join a flock of Meadow Pipits that flew over and was lost to view behind the ridge, another brilliant encounter with this scarce migrant.

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