The bird wasn't showing, but as I headed towards Ian it flew up onto the sea wall. I had a good look at it and took a few poor record shots. The bird then flew south below the sea wall and over the track before once again appearing on the wall. I took a couple more dodgy shots and the bird again dropped down. It was at this point that we lost it. By now one or two birders had turned up and we spent another half hour looking but to no avail.
Poor record shot of 1st wint. Ortolan Bunting
It was obvious that there were a few migrants around this morning as we pushed a Goldcrest from the base of the sea wall and there were a few Wheatears on the golf course. It's back to work and reality for me now, but I just wanted to thank my good mate Ian for yet another excellent find in Fleetwood. Well done mate!