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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Theres no Bunting like Snow Bunting. Soil Hill

                                                  Smile for the camera


                                              Rest Time

                                       At home in the snow
                                     Theres food here somewhere

                                             4 Happy Bunts
                                             Scratting out the seed
                                                         Time for a slurp

Yes, I got sucked in to another Snow Bunting shoot on Soil Hill this afternoon but the sky was blue, the sun was shining and the cold NNW>4 was not as unpleasant as usual.
The 4 Bunts were really at home in the snow, sometimes burrowing deep into the drifts or bathing in the icy puddles. Suprisingly there was not as much snow up there as expected probably due to the wind blowing it clear but the Buntings seemed to prefer the snowy areas as opposed to the clear.
Otherwise the hill was quiet, so you see, I was forced to take more photos, sorry, but soon they,ll be gone and we,ll all miss them.
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

Couldn't you get any closer? It's now 3 Months 3 days since the first sighting last year. Any idea's on how to temp the lil darlings to breed? lol

Brian Sumner . said...

Just look what you started off Nigel!
Talking to a B.O.G. lad up there today telling me how they breed in boxes on house walls in their native country along with Snowy Owls.