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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 12th March, 2011)

A male Reed Bunting

A male Reed Bunting
A first-time visitor.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: Chuck on 12th March 2011 at 00:13

Not another bird!!!! Getting like 'Bird Society'!!!!!

Comment by: Mick on 12th March 2011 at 07:46

I would have called that a Sparrow, because Im not well up on birds.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 12th March 2011 at 09:16

It is very like a House Sparrow, and its female looks very like a Hedge Sparrow. It is brighter coloured than a sparrow, however.
This is the first year we've seen one in our garden. It appeared about three weeks ago, and I've been surprised that it has stayed around so long.
Strangely, we don't get House Sparrows, or Starlings, in our garden - although I often see them in the district.

Comment by: maggie on 12th March 2011 at 11:21

Why people have to make derogatory comments, I do not know. The bird photos are beautiful & I enjoy them so much.

Comment by: Garners girl on 12th March 2011 at 11:48

Have seen this bird in my garden but didn't know what it was....thanks Rev.

Comment by: dave johnson on 12th March 2011 at 12:48

Reed Buntings are a very common bird around rivers and lakes although not what you would class as a typical garden bird. Good photo by the way.

Comment by: John Morris on 12th March 2011 at 14:10

Surely Wigan World covers a broad range of interests and it is obvious from the number of favourable comments that wildlife photographs are popular. Can I suggest that rather than complaining about the photographs you don't appreciate you comment favourably on the ones you do like. Personally I like to see what birds are around the area as well as admiring the picture for what they are.

Comment by: tricia on 12th March 2011 at 14:14

Well said, Maggie. Rather turning into an 'old moaning gits with too much time on their hands society'

As I have said before... if you can do better let us see it... otherwise
shut up !

Comment by: Ron D on 12th March 2011 at 15:40

Photographed this bird a couple of times in Haigh Hall. Didn't know what it was. Not bad Rev. Needs lightening and increasing in contrast.

Comment by: John on 12th March 2011 at 19:34

I just love photos of birds, Reed buntings are widespread near waters.
Well done Mr Rev.

Comment by: John on 12th March 2011 at 20:56

Calm down Tricia and Maggie, people have the right to comment if they wish.

Comment by: nephro on 13th March 2011 at 09:09

Mick only said that his knowledge about birds isn't good , and he thought it was a sparrow.
I'll bet that Tricia & Maggie thought it was a sparrow too.
Nice photo though Rev

Comment by: tricia on 14th March 2011 at 16:02

Get your facts straight before you pick at Maggie and I..... we said we like the photo. Its the miserable whingers that we object to.

I am just sick to my back teeth of people criticising the photos..
We all like different things .

So there matey ! lol

Comment by: David Fairclough on 14th March 2011 at 20:37

Nice photo Rev but sorry I have to agree with Chuck, we do get too many photos of birds. Mind you I'm not saying they are not good photos just too many

Comment by: SPARROW HAWK on 15th March 2011 at 18:18


Comment by: tricia on 15th March 2011 at 19:13

WHY ARE YOU SHOUTING , Sparrow Hawk ?????

Comment by: SPARROW HAWK on 18th March 2011 at 16:10


Comment by: tricia on 18th March 2011 at 21:15

Oh.. I see ....

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