Snow buntings have arrived in Cornwall

This video from Britain says about itself:

Four Snow Buntings turned up at Godrevy point in Cornwall, UK a couple of days ago. Luckily for me they were still there today.

Snow buntings are large buntings, with striking `snowy’ plumages. Males in summer have all white heads and underparts contrasting with a black mantle and wing tips. Females are more mottled above. In autumn and winter birds develop a sandy/buff wash to their plumage and males have more mottled upperparts. Globally they breed around the arctic from Scandinavia to Alaska, Canada and Greenland and migrate south in winter.

Filmed on October 20th 2016

Video produced by Paul Dinning – Wildlife in Cornwall

In the background of this video one can hear a skylark singing.

A few years ago, I was privileged to see snow buntings in their summer plumage on Spitsbergen island in the Arctic.

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