Hollowell Snow Bunting

Hollowell Res. Last week, 27th November. Just when you think they’ve gone rare, three turn up in one year. This one a stunner by all accounts and a shame it didn’t stay more than a day. Largely white primary coverts (with black tips) suggest male. As for race … they are difficult without good views of a suite of characters. Nominate nivalis from Greenland, Scandinavia and north-west Russia or insulae from Iceland … I don’t know. Thanks very much to Bob Bullock for the excellent series of images below.

37 Snow Bunting 27.11.14 Hollowell Res

092 Snow Bunting 27.11.14 Hollowell Res

061 Snow Bunting 27.11.14 Hollowell Res

098 Snow Bunting 27.11.14 Hollowell Res

052 Snow Bunting 27.11.14 Hollowell Res

 

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