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Reed Bunting Roost

Sunday, January 20th 2013

The reed bed in the scrapes is a roosting site for Reed Bunting during the winter months. A few of the Foxglove ringers turned out this afternoon to try a catch in the snow. This was successful as can be seen in some of the pictures here.

Reed Bunting

The bird on the left hand side of the photos is female and on the right is a male. The breeding plumage of the males is starting to develop with a black crown and bib and white moustache (does that remind you of anybody) and white neck band!

Reed Bunting pair


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