Monday, 4 January 2016

Male Reed Bunting


A male Reed Bunting perched in a Hazel Bush.
The sunlight really shows up the colouring on this male. He is beginning to show the darker colours which will be at its best in Spring.







36 comments:

  1. Hi Roy,

    At first: a very happy 2016! Your Reed bunting is lovely in the sunshine, beautiful and soft light. I also like your long-tailed tits, they are always so cute and funny.

    I hope to enjoy your lovely photo's and walks also in 2016!

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

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  2. Lovely studies, especially the first two, of a cracking little bird Roy.
    You got sunshine!??...[;o)

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    1. Thanks Trevor, yes just the one day.

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  3. Roy what a great shots.
    It is a great pleasure.
    HUgs

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  4. I never see them so open, they are normally tucked well back in the tree when I see them in the willows and alders around Farndon

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    1. I was quite lucky with this one Simon.

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  5. Best wishes for 2016, Roy. What grand photos of the reed bunting!

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    1. Thanks Alison, all the best for 2016.

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  6. Cracking shots Roy. I am nearly home now from my trip to Malawi and Zambia, just waiting at Heathrow for my flight this afternoon but thanks for leaving me all the comments when I was away.

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  7. Perfect images of this little bird Roy, I'm sure the birds are glad of a bit of sunshine for a change.

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  8. Very nice, he is certainly a handsome fellow. I wonder when the first Reed Buntings will start singing this year?

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    1. Thanks David, quite recognisable when they do.

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  9. Roy, what a handsome fellow! Happy New Year!

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  10. I see you are still managing to get out and take some wonderful photos of birds, had planed to go out on 1st of Jan , just to dark ad wet. I was lucky with the birds on the pond, anything up in a tree just comes out as a black blob as the light is so bad !
    Amanda xx

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  11. A handsome bird and great photos Roy. Thanks for visiting my blog when I was on vacation. Happy New Year!

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  12. Beautiful series of photographs of the reed bunting.
    A beautiful bird but difficult to foot grave honor.

    I also want to wish you and your loved ones a very nice and loving 2016. We may and can again enjoy many great moments in this new year.

    Greetings, Helma

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  13. You have lots of nice bird shots. Congratulations!
    Happy New Year :)

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    1. Thank you so much. Happy new year.

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  14. I enjoy your blog partly because they are different birds than I see in the states. Makes me want to hop on a plane and go birding in England! Lovely bird!

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  15. Another perfect sequence... of amazing shots!...

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