Jackie and I had a 'twitch' today after the Little Bunting that was found at Chiswell, Portland yesterday. The only trouble was that my car was in the garage and Jackie's turbo doesn't seem to be working properly, but as it's a county tick and it's been a slight bogey bird in Dorset for us to catch-up with, we made the decision to go for it even if we had to get the breakdown truck out to get home.
After an hour we arrived and parked up and meeting friends Liz and Terry who had already seen the bird and pointed us in the right direction, which in fact was about four metres away from where we were stood. So I joined a few photographers to see if I could manage a few memory shots and a little video of the bird.
Little Bunting - Chiswell, Portland © Nick HullThe above shot was taken just to the rear of a parked car at the edge of the drive to the rear of the buildings. The one below was taken when it was disturbed by a delivery van and it moved to sit and preen in some dried scrub on the Chesil bank. I have to say of all the Little Buntings I've seen this was the most confiding
Little Bunting - Chiswell, Portland © Nick HullAnd the good news is we made it back home without use of a tow truck.