Monday, 23 February 2015

Coming into breeding condition .....Spring is on its way to being sprung.

This cock Reed Bunting is looking a bit scruffy at this time of year awaiting full development of its breeding plumage.

When their black heads and white moustaches are fully developed they are cracking birds
who display from elevated positions in our reed beds and surrounding shrubs with gusto. 


  1. I personally prefer the male in summer plumage the jet black head makes it a stunner.

  2. I could not agree more Douglas .... the summer male is a handsome chap.