Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A jangle of Corn Buntings





What is the group name for Corn Buntings? There is an `Exultation` of Larks, a `Murder` of Crows, a `Charm` of Finches, but I have no idea what the term is for Buntings! I think it should be a `Jangle` of Buntings because of their song.

A `Jangle` of these lovely birds were seen the other day numbering 110, which, given the state of the birds current situation is quite a feat. I have seen these birds before in an area called Newborough Fen near Peterborough, but never in such large numbers, they must have had a good breeding season last year and thrived due to the mild winter we experienced here.

A `Jangle` of Corn Buntings, do you think it will catch on?

24 comments:

  1. Good news and a 'jangle' sounds perfect to me.

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    1. Thanks Mike glad you like the name!
      J

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  2. I like the jangle for a group name. I am glad to hear these birds are doing thriving. Nice bird and photos.

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    1. Hi Eileen,
      Thank you, yes, they seem to be doing okay in my neck of the woods!
      J

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  3. Great to see they had a good breeding season. There doesn't seem to be a collective noun for them, not that I could find anyway so Jangle it will be. Lovely photos.

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    1. Hi John,
      Thank you. I couldn`t think of the proper term for the group name, so thank you for educating me in the collective noun. :)
      J

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  4. Superb shots of this rare event John.
    How about a "Stack" of Corn Buntings, get it "Stack". Oh perhaps not.

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    1. Hi Roy,
      Thank you. Very drole Roy!
      J

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  5. Yes, Jangle is exactly right although Roy's suggestion made me laugh :-)

    How lovely to get photos of Corn Buntings, I keep hoping to see one...maybe this year...I do live in an area where I should see them but of course their decline has been dramatic.

    Incidentally, there was a report of a brief sighting of a Glossy Ibis at Draycote on Sunday which is a mega!!! I really must try and get there again.

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    1. Hi Jan,
      Thank you. Where I grew up the fields were full of these lovely birds, but now there are none, their fall has been catastrophic, but hopefully there are better times to come.
      I am sure that you will get to grips with a Glossy Ibis soon. They really are lovely birds.
      J

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  6. Hi,

    Some very nice pictures of an iconic bird species right there. I am fortunate to have a decent population of these Janglers up on the Berkshire/Wiltshire downs nearby. The only problem being, I have to travel from my usual patch to see them. Let us hope their population starts to thrive once more.

    Kind Regards

    Tony Powell

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    1. Hi Tony,
      Thank you for your visit and comment. I am fortunate in that these birds are quite literally 5 minutes from where I live, so I don`t have to go too far! I am keeping my fingers crossed for a population boom of these lovely birds.
      J

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  7. Beautiful photographs.

    Regards and best wishes

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  8. Great shots John.
    And 'jangle' is a perfect collective description for them.

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    1. Hi Keith,
      Thank you. Glad you like the name. :)
      J

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  9. A jangle of Corn Buntings has a real ring (sorry) to it John. Wonderful images.

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    1. Hi Andrew,
      Thank you. Oh dear, don`t give up the day job! ;)
      J

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  10. Ok lets join in, I think a 'Street'of or 'Party' of Buntings, hope you get my strange drift.

    Jangle sounds great John, as are the pictures.

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    1. Hi Mike,
      Thank you. When I `googled` to see if there was a name for a group of buntings, it did come up with party bunting, so perhaps that`s what it is!? ;)
      Looks like `Jangle` is getting the nod of approval.
      J

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  11. It's so nice to see them! Lovely shots!

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  12. Nice shots. Maybe jangle will catch on.

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    1. Thanks Pat, do you think it will? ;)
      J

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