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Friday, November 18, 2016

Just to refresh your memory

Soil hill Snow Buntings of previous years.
Snow Buntings have been seen on Soil Hill every winter between November and March , sometimes just a single and sometimes up to 9 staying 1 day or up to over 3 month as in 2011 when 4 birds remained from 2/11/11 to 21/2 12.
Other than the common Scandinavian race "nivalis" we have also had 1 Iceland  race  "insulae", see bottom photo of the much darker bird.

                Nivalis  Scandinavian Snow Buntings.























                               Insulae,  Iceland Snow Bunting

BS

2 comments:

David Sutcliffe said...

Some great shots there Bri to wet the appetite

Brian sumner said...

It was you that found the insulae Dave.
Lets hope for another this time.