I once again braved snowdrifts and blizzards and was rewarded with the 199th species on my Hakodate list. 2 Lapland Buntings had been seen on a small beach in town, I went there a couple of days ago but couldn't find them (the waves were very high on the beach I think meaning they couldn't forage there) but today I saw them within a minute of arriving............
They were very unobtrusive and easy to miss. In fact they were pretty tame but after a few minutes a huge blizzard hit and I was forced off the beach, back through the snowdrifts and sought refuge in a convenience store. After an hour's really heavy snow I gave up and trudged back to the station for my 4 minute ride home (If I didn't have a slipped disc and it wasn't snowing so much I would have walked).
Thanks to Kim for the directions to find it..........
So 199! I wonder what #200 will be? Great Grey Shrike on Sunday maybe?
Thanks for clicking this link.
Now that's a much better find!ReplyDelete
The bunting looks really cute. Hope you'll get a nice sunny day soon, so you'll be able to show us some more gorgeous shots ;-)
Congrat on this #199, those image are very nice Stu :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comments, yup I may try for these again on a sunnier day................ReplyDelete
Cute little things!ReplyDelete