The Lapland Bunting is one of those scarce autumn and winter visitors that is easily forgotten and equally easily overlooked. They are ground feeding shufflers, which love to hang out in stubble fields. At first glance they may be mistaken for Reed Buntings, but Lapland Buntings are much longer-winged and shorter-tailed birds, giving them a more lark-like appearance. There are two transverse white wing-bars and the face has a characteristic ‘open’ look with a dark line bordering the ear coverts. These are mainly northern and east coast visitors but do sometimes turn up inland.