ORTOLAN BUNTING

Emberiza hortulana - 1

 

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2018
One was both seen and heard in flight over Northwick Warth at 08:50 on September 13th before dropping onto the saltmarsh near Chestle Pill at New Passage. It was relocated remaining mobile and vocal until around 09:15.

 

A second bird, possibly this species, was heard briefly on September 15th as it flew from Pilning Wetland Reserve onto the saltmarsh on Northwick Warth.