Male Reed Bunting in Winter Plumage

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    This male reed bunting [Emberiza Schoeniclus], showing off his winter plumage (with an impressive feathery beard) kept still just long enough for me to capture a couple of photos.

    Reed buntings are about the size of a sparrow and are usually found in marshy reed beds and meadows.

    Taken at Frampton Marsh (RSPB) in Lincolnshire:

    1. Duncan Eames 39 months ago | reply

      Great shot, The ones on my local patch were hiding today.

    2. Cat Burton 39 months ago | reply

      Thanks Duncan :) Yeah, they're shy, speedy little things! We saw two or three fly past before this one settled for a few seconds!

    3. Duncan Eames 39 months ago | reply

      one of the pairs around my way are more intrigued in what I'm doing, though at a distance. but they don't give me long to focus on them.

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