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Reed Bunting Male

By SocksAndStuff
Yesterday we made the most of a break in the weather and went to Belvide Reservoir in Staffordshire. We were members of West Midlands Bird Club until about 15 years ago and have just rejoined. Belvide Reservoir and the surrounding nature reserve is one of the locations that the membership allows you access to. A lot of changes have happened, the walkways are much improved, there are more hides now, better security, and there are even decent toilets - and yet it is so wonderfully familiar after spending so much time there in the past - well worth the membership fees Smile

There wasn't a lot going on yesterday, but it was enjoyable being there again, and we saw quite a few Tree Sparrows, a couple of LTT's, lots of Bluetits, a very evasive Nuthatch, a Coal Tit, a noisy Wren, a beautifully colourful Robin, the usual gulls, ducks, geese etc, including a couple of Shovellers dabbling about in the shallows.

Here is the only Reed Bunting I saw on the day, he showed right after we arrived never to be seen again.

Tags: Uk Staffordshire Bird Emberiza schoeniclus Wildlife and nature Reed Bunting male Nature and wildlife Belvide NR Nature and wildlife West Midlands Bird Club Non-Breeding Plumage

Voters: debu, DaveNewbury, ossca and 16 more


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Comments


DaveNewbury 5 5 3 England
21 Oct 2017 11:43AM
Thanks for the info on the area the photo was taken in, we see many beautiful images on this site, but only a few mention where in the country the photos were taken it is very interesting to have that info thanks Helen, lovely little Reed Bunting
DaveN
Badgerfred 15 39 Wales
21 Oct 2017 12:03PM
Excellent Helen, like your presentation and the detail captured,
Fred.
HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
21 Oct 2017 12:12PM
A little beauty here, fine shot.

Dave.
ddolfelin 11 103 3 Wales
21 Oct 2017 12:59PM
Good shot and write-up.
Mollycat Plus
9 21 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2017 2:23PM
Captured wonderful detail and sits beautifully in the frame.
Peter GrinGrin
21 Oct 2017 4:22PM
Great image.
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2017 5:33PM
How lovely to get such a great shot of him
so sharp
Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2017 5:10PM
Excellent image and a very informative write up...
Isabel GrinGrin

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