11 February 2018

On this day (February 11th).....................

February 11th 2014.

A male Pine Bunting at Sawara 4 years ago today. This species is a scarce winter visitor, generally occurring the coast and very mobile as they move from one snowy windswept beach to another so perhaps a but overlooked.

This was part of a small flock and proved a nice sideshow to that winter's Gyrfalcon on the same location.


  1. It's a nice bird.... there's only one HK record of Pine Bunting and it was not in breeding plumage.

    1. A bird I associate with freezing cold smowbound beaches would seem out of place in subtropical HK..............


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