I tend to have a picture in my mind of what I consider the perfect pose for a bird. I'd photographed several male reed buntings on a suitable perch, but struggled to capture a female. Reed Buntings visit the feeders by the hide at Barnwell Country Park in spring, but not in autumn - presumably this is related to a scarcity of their preferred diet. Last March this female ventured from the ground for a few seconds, long enough for me to capture this shot, head lifted and slightly turned towards the camera - ideal!
Reed Bunting (f) (Emberiza schoeniclus)
by Bob Chappell June. 13, 2021 162 views
emberiza schoeniclus nature reed bunting barnwell country park bird female wildlife northamptonshire wild
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