Good to see it's not just me that gets his jollies from Snow Buntings on Ainsdale beach.
As if I didn't need reminding of the winter snows, Lee Harrison (link to his site one the right), has kindly sent me some shots of the Snow Bunts on Ainsdale at the start of the year.
Are they still around? I've not been on the beach for a few days now (ahem).
"When the Snow Bunting first arrived this year along with the snow, I took the opportunity to try and see them to get my first tick of the year, stood there watching them, both birds fed along the tide line, they came to within a metre of metre and then just continued on past me", says Lee.
"After watching them for 45min and watching their behaviour, I decided to walk down past them and lay down against the tide line next to a piece of drift wood and stayed perfectly still - sure enough they came feeding along and came within 2/3 of me, at their closest I took no pictures - not to spook them, but seeing them so close truly was an amazing experience and one I'll never forget."
Eyes to the skies everyone, eyes to the skies...