28 Apr 2014

Tic Tic TicK. Little Bunting Hilbre

I'm buzzing. Its been two Cheshire ticks in two days! First the Night Heron and today Hilbre's 1st Little Bunting trapped and ringed this morning after being seen singing in the Old Obs garden and then re-found this afternoon on the west side. I had a couple of hours between meetings which were, luckily, all local so shot up to West Kirby to meet up with other Obs members requiring a lift.

When we got across to Hilbre Steve & Colin had pinned the bird down on the steep west side and it wasn't long before we got good views of this little tic tic ticking emberizidae.