winter visitor photographed on Burnham-On-Sea beach
rarely-seen winter visitor in Burnham-On-Sea has been causing
a flap among bird watchers this week.
Snow Bunting has been photographed on the town's beach on several
birds are scarcely seen in Somerset during the winter, usually
spending their time on coastal sites in Scotland and eastern England
between late September and March.
James Packer, who took these shots, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "They're
not rare, but are scarce winter visitors to Somerset. We usually
get a small number each year."
the beginning of November there were two together in the Axe Estuary
breed in Scandinavia and Greenland, which is where most of the
wintering population in the UK come from, though very small numbers
do nest in Scotland. They are often tame, and with care can sometimes
be closely approached."
The Snow Bunting photographed on Burnham-On-Sea beach this week