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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 17th March, 2010)

Reed bunting

Reed bunting
Reed bunting at Pennington Flash

Photo: Dave  (Nikon D700 - Nikon 300mm AF-S F4)
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Comment by: David on 17th March 2010 at 06:12

Superb capture!

Comment by: Freda on 17th March 2010 at 08:27

Thanks for sharing this lovely photo,
I've never seen one of these, but now I'll be able to recognise one if it should turn up.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews [nee Mcgovern] on 17th March 2010 at 08:55

That's brilliant photography Dave.

Comment by: Cyril on 17th March 2010 at 11:24

Thanks for the photo Dave, I too have never seen one or maybe I could have seen one from a distance and just assumed it was a sparrow.

Comment by: Catherine on 17th March 2010 at 14:15

I thought it was a sparrow! Fantastic photo again Dave.

Comment by: Dave Marsh on 17th March 2010 at 16:03

Enjoying your contributions Dave.I had some good shots of Reed Buntings at Martin Meer last week,beautiful birds.Cheers.

Comment by: cecilia on 17th March 2010 at 17:44

You certainly know how to photograph birds Dave , yet another good picture, well done

Comment by: sheena smith on 17th March 2010 at 17:56

perffect capture dave led!

Comment by: COLIN HARLOW on 17th March 2010 at 21:26

Brilliant again Dave, your right Catherine, it looks very much like a sparrow, I think they are part of the Bunting family if I'm not mistaken? The reed bunting(emberiza schoeniclus) is widespread near water in Britain, it has a black head and throat and chestnut-brown on its wings and rear, white nape to form a broad collar. lovely bird. Places like Pennington Flash, has a lot to offer.

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