Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Winter garden Reed Bunting

A welcome addition to the annual garden list was this male Reed Bunting. Historically we always find a couple of Reed buntings in February. And so with 20+ Yellowhammers feeding daily in the garden it was nice to find this first bird of the year. With luck it will stay around, and in the coming weeks we can watch its black glossy summer plumage reappear. With little disturbance, (boys at school!) this bird came right up to the window decking. I find they can be quite docile, the last to fly when the Sparrowhawk is around. Images shot through double glazing (so, sorry they're not very good).

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