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a long way from home? | by John FotoHouse
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a long way from home?

Now then, this wildlife photography is quite new to me and I don't know that much about birds but I spent a good twenty minutes in the freezing cold watching a group of robins chasing each other around and the usual ducks and coots and swans on the ice. Then I saw a couple of these guys chasing around, I thought they were sparrows at first but realised they were something a bit different.

When it came to ID them it would seem they could be rare Little Buntings (male in winter colour). (Ref: page 396 RSPB Complete Birds of Britain & Europe).

I may be wrong, please let me know!

I saw them at Fairburn Ings RSPB Reserve near the Lin Dike car park ... 7th Feb

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Taken on February 7, 2012