A victim of the cold snap in Scandinavia?
There have been numerous reports of birds coming in off the sea. Obviously some don't make it. Predators and Scavengers make the most of the bounty.
The birding this morning was terrific. Over 1000 Fieldfare drifted South. The dunes and beach were alive with Meadow Pipits, Skylarks, Chaffinches, Reed Buntings, Twite, Linnets and Goldfinches. Even greater numbers than yesterday's walk. The weather wasn't so kind but made the walk more special. Then to come across a distant Shorelark on the beach, wow, can't top that!
Fortunately between the squally snow showers it was really pleasant.
Warm enough for some to have a quick bath ... brrrr!
Aaah ... refreshed, now bring on those worms!
A two second blast of colour. It was off before I could zoom in on it.
I said it couldn't get better ... wrong. About a mile from my first sighting I heard a Skylark call. When I looked around two birds flew towards me from the farm. The Skylark went straight past and out of sight in the dunes. This beauty landed in front of me for a short time (right place, right time).
Even the ponies added to the birding experience as pipits and Redwings fed around them. No doubt hoping for some 'flat' worms.