Well it was a long weekend away from work last weekend finished at 2pm Friday and didn't start back till 2pm yesterday, which allowed me quite a bit of birding time.
Saturday morning saw myself and Ian Clarke (As seen on TV, Snow Bunting Pic on Autumn Watch!) head off to Dunwich pools Suffolk to see and photograph the Shore Larks and also to try and photograph some of the colour-ringed Twite, which have now arrived for the Winter break away from the more bleak and blustery Pennines.
Snow Bunting with friend
How's about that now, guys and gals!
The afternoon brought some very obliging Snow buntings at Minsmere's shingle beach and in wonderful sunshine.
Sunday I spent the whole day at Minsmere, there had been two Shore Larks reported flying south towards Sizewell at around 9am so off I toddled to try and locate them, whilst walking along the shingle beach I came across the Snow Buntings from yesterday with 1 addition now 4, when I noticed something else on the shingle with 3 Meadow Pipits, just out of view behind a ridge he popped up his head and was a stunning male Lapland Bunting, quite a surprise! He then took flight, squabble with a Mipit I think then landed on one of the tank blocks this is where I could see its magnificent plumage.