Sunday, 8 June 2014

Reed Bunting.


One from the archives, a male Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoenichus) showing off its full breeding plumage in a coastal Kent reed-bed.

To bring things more up to date below are two shots taken last week of the same species but in a totally different habitat very much closer to home... open parkland with plenty of ferns to provide a song post.

In between singing sessions he dropped down into the lush vegetation but soon reappeared even after a brief rain shower that left everything else dripping.


 Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY (100th edition) hosted by Stewart.

11 comments:

  1. HI Frank I love this little bird and its song and these are great shots of it.

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  2. The first photo is so beautiful ,Nette

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  3. Reed Buntings are really handsome birds. I never get tired of seeing them. From Findlay

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  4. Always good to see these Frank especially when the male is giving it some from his chosen vantage point...[;o)

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  5. Great sight, I see them only one or two times a year.

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  6. What a pretty bird, lovely shots!

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  7. He a handsome bird. love the capture with the rain drops.

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  8. What a lovely bird! I've never even seen a picture before.

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  9. Beautiful shots of a neat bird.

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  10. Nice looking bird - used to see a lot of these at Chew Valley - I wonder if they are still there.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  11. Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my dove post, and for filling me in on the name - Eurasian Collared Dove!

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