Saturday, 20 October 2018

Wanstead Flats

A Rustic Bunting was found by Nick Croft on Tuesday and it took me until today Saturday to get there, a London tick and about six miles from home, I should have got there sooner. But, despite a good number of birders spread across the area, at least four football matches taking place close by and with it being such a beautifully warm autumn day there were quite a few walkers.

But the Bunting showed not as close as some have seen it, but closer enough and those wonderfully red coloured stripes along it's flanks confirming it's identity....happy days :-) It took quite a while to actually get to see the whole bird and it would often disappear to another feeding area, unfortunately it wouldn't allow a close approach so my images are heavily cropped.

Rustic Bunting

Rustic Bunting

Rustic Bunting

Rustic Bunting

Rustic Bunting

Buzzard flew over mobbed by four crows

Love the colours on the Magpie

Thanks to Tom for the picture of me!