Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Singing Corn Bunting



A flock of 50 Corn Buntings is quite a rare sight these days, but there is one close to where I work. The air was filled with the sound of `jangling keys` as males were competing for territory on a beautiful Spring day. Hopefully this year there will be lots of successful fledging of young `stubble larks` and the species will take a step in the right direction.
Below is a short video of one male Corn Bunting singing. Hopefully you will hear the `jangle of keys` in the song!

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All photo`s and video are digiscoped using Lumix FS15 and Kowa TSN-883 x30

12 comments:

  1. That sky looks impossibly blue and makes a lovely backdrop to a beautiful song!
    Bazza’s Blog ‘To Discover Ice’

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  2. Hi bazza,
    There is nothing better (in my opinion) than watching and hearing birds on a Spring day when there is not a cloud in the sky!
    I am glad I am not the only one who thinks the song of the Corn Bunting is beautiful!
    J

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  3. It's great to see another Digiscopers work,which looks amazing.
    John.

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  4. Thanks very much John and thanks for the `Follow`, hope you won`t be disappointed in future posts!
    J

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  5. One Corn Bunting would be quite rare for me John.
    Lovely shots.

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  6. Hi Roy,
    I have been quite lucky this year with the numbers that I have seen.
    Thanks for the kind comment!
    J

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  7. Lucky boy ... I haven't seen one in Surrey for many years.

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  8. Lovely shots and great to hear its song.

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  9. Hi Frank,
    It`s unusual for me to see so many in one place, maybe it`s a sign of things to come. Let`s hope so!
    J

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  10. Hi John,
    Many thanks. I love the `jingle,jangle` of the Corn Bunting.
    J

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  11. My but I have a ton of catching up to do! I love the video, and gorgeous pics of the golden feathers against the blue sky. I like it!

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  12. Hi Rebecca,
    Thankyou for enjoying my little video ;)
    J

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