Saturday the Buff-bellied Pipit was reported again, and as I hadn't been able to catch up with any of the others this autumn. I decided to risk an expected dip, to try and locate it myself.
Sunday morning we arrived after frequent down pours, I met Anthony Clements, another Hampshire birder who was loong for the bird. Together we located a stubble fiend consisting of about 100 Meadow Pipits, 40-50 Skylarks and I picked out a Lapland Bunting early on, but wasn't seen again.
After further down pours it was looking more and more bleak, and unlikely the bird was going to show, I left, leaving Anthony, who waited another couple of hour searching, but his efforts were fruitless too.