Snow buntings & goldfinches


Back to the goldfinches on yellow horned poppy, but this time with snow buntings materialising behind them…almost as soon as we got out of the van this morning. From the hide up to 5 marsh harriers, handsome male, worn female and looks like 3 youngsters… some interaction between them and even some low key display… roller coastering.
The other real highlight of the  day was the restless golden plover flock…arrowing down out of flickering flock… and the big skies… petering bodies of cloud that we don’t see on the west side of britain…   mauved heads of ochre bronze reeds rising into bleached jean blue sky and then these subtlest grey bodies of cloud… cigaring out to sea… with wisps of other stuff happening around them.