MARK TITTLEY

One of the big target birds for anyone birding around Creighton (with Button Birding) is to spot the super rare Black-rumped Buttonquail. Malcolm Gemmell took us into a field at dawn and we lined up and walked through the field twice. Along the way we flushed a pair of Common Quail and also three separate Black-rumped Buttonquails. Getting pics however was easier said than done as they would explode from beneath someones feet as we walked without a sound and fly off. Trying to focus on the little rockets proved to be almost impossible! This species was a Lifer for me on this trip!