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Reed Bunting, Female

Observed: 5th March 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Reed Bunting, female, Little Paxton, 2012-03-05 001 reduced
Reed Bunting, female, Little Paxton, 2012-03-05 010 reduced
Description:

This delightful little bird was on a bird table in scrubland next to hide, on the shore of a flooded gravel pit.

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Comments

David Jardine's picture

Interesting plumage

This has a remarkably grey back for a Reed Bunting...

ophrys's picture

Old?

The face has the look of some old females, which develop very male-like dark heads. I wonder whether it is an old female which has also developed that pale back as well? It certainly is very boldly marked compared to most.

Ian
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