Plenty of buntings here Ken, all Yellow despite me grilling them regularly for a Rock ( or something more exotic ).
A Skylark just 1km away on my walk the other day would have been a near mega for the garden (only one ever logged here since we arrived in 2016). Still no Brambling returnees yet, but finally had confirmation (thanks to its call) that the Pipits going over occasionally are not all local Water Pipits descending from the slopes but migrating
87 Meadow Pipit
October is the only month I have recorded them here and 87 for the year equals my best total here!
I can remember the mid'80's Richard when Yellow and Reed would occur in the garden occasionally during the Winter months but alas no more.:-C
Although not needing Mipit...I still need Skylark! On Monday evening this jerked over the trees and I thought ''momentarily'' that I'd joined the Snipe club....however a bitter blow ensued.:-O