WINTER SOLSTICE SHORE LARK

Shore Lark, Rossall Point, Fleetwood

SHORE LARK IS A RARE BIRD IN LANCASHIRE and although I would prefer one on Pendle Hill, Rossall Point at Fleetwood is quicker to get to and not a bad alternative. I had been talking to Pete about the grassy field it has been frequenting and although it would have looked nicer on the beach I did the best I could with the green background by spending a lot of time lying on the ground. A lovely bird as always, I still dream of one on Pendle, maybe one day?

Just a little further along the promenade a very obliging Snow Bunting was feeding quietly amongst strand line debris and allowed very close approach, a ginger juvenile with sharp-tipped tail feathers. Fortunately the cold and windy weather kept the number of dog walkers to a minimum today so it did not get bothered too much. Yesterday's Grey Phalarope did not put in an appearance and is probably further along the coast somewhere now and unfortunately Sunderland fans learnt to count to four today.

Shore Lark, Rossall Point, Fleetwood

Snow Bunting, Rossall Point, Fleetwood