Thursday, 18 November 2010

Lapland Bunting a 'B' rarity for autumn 2010

This article has been recently uploaded on to the DBWPS website. I thought it would be worthwhile copying it here too...

"At the end of August and throughout September 2010, large numbers of Lapland Buntings arrived in the north of the UK, with some sites in the northern isles of Scotland boasting triple figure flocks!

As the autumn progressed these birds flew south, and it wasn’t long before Devon had a ‘slice’ of the action.

Lapland Bunting is a Devon ‘A’ rarity (full description required), except on Lundy where it is a ‘B’ rarity (supporting notes available at recorder’s request).

Due to the unprecedented numbers recorded this year, the decision has been made to downgrade Lapland Bunting to a ‘B’ rarity for the entire County this autumn. This will be reviewed at the end of 2010 and again after the spring of 2011.

Steve Waite - County Recorder"