|Bottom right hand corner|
Yes it's a Cirl Bunting, a stunning male at that. Truth is though I am still longing to see one on patch, but since a small number have been found just a few miles outside our patch boundary by Clive and Dan, there's a real sense it could happen any day now!
|Such smart bird, with a head pattern to rival any American sparrow!|
In the glorious blue skies of this afternoon, things were looking really promising with one or two singing males and a pair keeping themselves very much to themselves.
|Enjoyed some super views, perched and on the ground|
|Female Cirl Bunting on a not quite so natural setting!|
|I love the russet on the sides of their breast|
It's clearly a good spot for buntings, with at least nine Yellowhammers present too...
|Three Yellowhammers - interestingly none of these were singing|
Surely it's only a matter of time now...