Tuesday, 30th December. An afternoon visit to the coast to find the Shore Lark at Rossall Point, Fleetwood didn’t start well when I realised I’d left the binoculars at home. Thankfully even after a couple of weeks or so the bird is still drawing in a small audience so it was just a case of finding the photographers and then you’ll find your bird.
The Shore Lark is a winter visitor from Scandinavia that normally favours the east coast, not the west as is the case here.
It wasn’t long before the bird took off and flew further along the shore line and out of sight but not before the sun came out from behind the clouds to illuminate the last few frames.
I’d love to know if any of the birds you hear about that unexpectedly arrive in the wrong place actually get back on course and find there way to where they should actually be?? Hopefully some do.