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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Snow Bunting at Killay - more details

(c) D. Hayden
Just a few more details concerning the Snow Bunting at Killay, last month. David Hayden has kindly sent us a photo of this extraordinary scene. David adds " I first saw the bird on the 25th March picking at scraps on my Garage Roof & since by its beak it was obviously a seed eater I put some seeds out on the Bird Table. On the 27th I saw it again eating 'my' seeds & again eating seeds on the 29th March. No sign since." Many thanks go to David for sharing his experience with us.
I agree with Phil B about this being a 2nd Cal yr male - the overall plumage is certainly heading towards a summer adult male but the black tips to the primary coverts shows that the bird is still hanging on to some 1st W plumage.

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