Birds of Rock and Snow
A couple of weeks back there were two male snow bunting being reported at Rhos-on Sea in North Wales and so I decided to take a trip over to see them before they disappeared back up to their upland breeding areas. We tend to get a few snow bunting appearing round the local coast each winter, feeding on the seeds washed up along the tide line. On arrival my attention was immediately drawn away from the attractive snow bunting to a rock pipit there was going through singing display flights over the rocky shore. We seldom get these on my local coast so thought I would take the opportunity for a couple of photos.
However, my attention was quickly diverted back to the male buntings
The birds were looking great and changing into their black and white summer plumage.
All too soon the brief session was over and it was time to leave. My trip had been well timed as the birds had been in that spot for around 2 weeks and disappeared two days after my visit. Luck always plays its part in wildlife photography.