Sunday, December 5, 2010


Snow Bunt still about. Even though it was sunny it just wouldnt come out of the shadows. Even when persuaded to go that way, when it reached the sunlit area it either quickly came back in or took flight as if reaching some sort of barrier. I am assuming it must feel too exposed to predators in the bright sunshine?
Obviously I didnt persist and was more than happy to take these shots in the shade

Did get this flight shot as it did a circuit before returning to exactly the same spot. It was quite interesting also watching its descent. If flew around calling then stopped calling and literally plummeted to the ground to lessen the chance of its landing place being located.
In the pic you can see that it does indeed have all dark primary coverts thus confirming its sex as a female.