|Lapland Bunting - photo Eric Hosking|
It was as we were moving further down that a bird called and as we approached was flushed for the side of the tarmac. It flew up calling loudly and then headed off south. As soon as I heard it I knew it was a Lapland Bunting not a species I would have dreamt of seeing around here. It shows you that scarce migrants can turn up anywhere. Just before reaching home a small group of 15 Redwings flew across the road.