Can you con­firm that I’ve iden­ti­fied this bird

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your View -

QIs this a La­p­land Bunt­ing? I saw it feed­ing on the shin­gle beach at Din­gle Marsh, Dun­wich, when I was there in Novem­ber. Ge­off Gram­lick

AIt is in­deed, a win­ter male, we think. You can make out the two white wing-bars, and the black lines ‘fram­ing’ the pale, ‘open’ ear coverts. It is dif­fi­cult, though, to make out the long, straight hind­claw that gives it its Amer­i­can name of La­p­land Longspur. It’s a scarce au­tumn and win­ter vis­i­tor to the UK, and is typ­i­cally found singly or in small groups along the coast.

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