The Corn Bunting has Red Status due to its dramatic population decline. It is our largest bunting a dull brown bird, paler underneath and streaky it is usually seen prominently on a fence post or wire strand singing its song. It nests in a large loose construction of coarse grasses, often in a scrape on the ground where it has 3 - 5 eggs. It eats seeds and invertebrates.
We briefly watched the very prominent Alpine Swift, never getting to the trig point as there was no need with it flying overhead, we beat a hasty retreat as the black clouds rolled in once more and made it back with only a few spots of rain falling on us.
Record shot of Alpine Swift
The gathering on trig point Buckton Cliffs
The gathering clouds above trig point!