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Friday, 27 January 2017

Little Murston NR, 27th January 2017

I had a slightly lazier start than usual to recover from the Shetland trip before I recalled my half-hatched plans to nip down to north Kent, picked up Paul S and headed down the motorway. After a couple of hours of waiting the male Pine Bunting presented itself atop a little bush just by the area that the local wildfowlers had seeded. After a few moments, it dropped down then made another brief appearance in a distant hedgerow. Brilliant! The area was great for a bit of general birding, with highlights including two Greater Scaup, a fly-over Brambling and a couple of Corn Buntings, along with tonnes of Wigeon and Shelduck on The Swale.

♂ Pine Bunting