Thursday, 30 September 2010

Lapland Buntings

There have been a number of sightings of Lapland buntings on Islay in September.  They are not the world's easiest birds to identify.  I saw what i thought were a group of three or possibly four at Ballinaby a few days ago in very poor light and they flew off calling before disappearing down onto some rough pasture.  I was not familiar with the call - so found this very useful site with audio files for confirmation...

Photo - Dave Smith


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