Tuesday, 31 March 2015

A couple of Reed Buntings




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  1. Pretty captures of your Reed Bunting. I assume the male is in the middle, he is handsome. Great shots!

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    1. Thanks Eileen! You are correct, the male is the middle bird, his head will turn fully black when in breeding plumage, some already have, just not the ones I have a photo of! ;)
      J

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  2. Lovely captures of these birds John

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  3. Very nice looking bird and very nice images.

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  4. Nice shots of the buntings in the reeds.

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  5. Almost 10 years to the day since I last saw a Reed Bunting.

    Great photos!

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    1. Thanks Mosura!
      I am lucky in that they come into the garden very regularly, so I get to see them most days.
      J

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  6. It looks like the bird in the first picture is actually on a reed! There are Reed Buntings at Roding Valley Meadows and I always look for them because I think they are easy to identify.
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    1. Yes, they do sometimes perch on reeds Bazza, just not that often ;)
      Very impressed that you think they are easy to identify, now what about Little Buntings?
      J

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    2. What! There are Little Buntings as well. Doh!

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    3. Oh yes Bazza and they are really hard to tell apart from Reed Buntings, especially for me!
      J

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  7. How very lovely they are, anything that is a Bunting, I adore them all~

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    1. They are great birds, much overlooked in my opinion.
      J

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  8. Will look forward to spotting these while out running back along the Trent at Farndon

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    1. Sounds like a bit too much exercise to me Simon! ;)
      J

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  9. Lovely images John. They look more like Springtime with their improved plumage.

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    1. Thanks Roy! Yes, get a full black head on the male and we know better weather will soon be here!
      J

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  10. What gorgeous little birds, John!

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    1. Lovely things, one of my favourites Liz!
      J

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