Monday 4 January 2010
Flying Visit to Lapland
Decided to go get a lifer today, so drove up the coast to High Newton and scoped a Lapland Bunting amongst the Skylarks. It wasn't as easy as I thought it might be as there were hundreds of Skylarks all of which I had to scope before I got lucky. Worth the effort though. Even the drive up was worth it picking up a few raptors along the way with Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and two Buzzards together over Warkworth. Oh, and before I forget, a couple of Whooper Swan in a field near the QE2, Ashington. Not a bad trip at all.