Mar 292018
 

A rare occurrence in Derbyshire, a Lapland Bunting was found feeding in a field with Skylarks and Meadow Pipits at Peak Dale Quarry, just south of Chapel-en-le-Frith in North Derbyshire. It was first found on Saturday and as this was a county tick and a good opportunity to see this rare county bird, I went to see it this afternoon.  Although distant in the field, viewed from the public footpath, the bird showed well through the scope but I only managed to get a few record shots. Also in the area were plenty of Twite, Meadow Pipit and a Raven.

Lapland Bunting – first winter – North Derbyshire – Tony Davison© – Most records in Derbyshire have been of flyover birds, so to see this one “on the ground” was a real treat.

Twite – above 6 images – North Derbyshire – Tony Davison©

 

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