Chris Brewer discovered four Lapland Buntings and a Woodlark in the stubble at Paviland this morning. This afternoon Neil Edwards and myself made a visit and were amazed to note no fewer than 26 Lapland Buntings in with the Skylarks, this being an exceptional number of birds within Glamorgan.
View south across Paviland stubble towards Bristol Channel
In addition to a lot of spilt grain, there was an abundance of Field Madder (Sherardia arvensis), which the birds may also have been feeding on given the amount of seed this was producing.
Field Madder flowers and seed capsules
Other arable weeds noted still flowering included Black Nightshade (Solanum nigrum), Field Pansy (Viola arvensis), Corn Marigold (Chrysanthemum segetum), Cut-leaved Dead-nettle (Lamium hybridum), Henbit Dead-nettle (L. amplexicale) and Field Woundwort (Stachys arvensis).