Male Reed Bunting, Balding

Male Reed Bunting, Balding

Observation - Male Reed Bunting, Balding - UK and Ireland. Description: This bird has apparently lost a lot of feathers, and I don't know why. I haven't seen the like of it in Reed Buntings. Suggestions welcome...

This bird has apparently lost a lot of feathers, and I don't know why. I haven't seen the like of it in Reed Buntings. Suggestions welcome...