reed bunting


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reed bunting

n
(Animals) a common European bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus, that occurs near reed beds and has a brown streaked plumage with, in the male, a black head
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Noun1.reed bunting - European bunting inhabiting marshy areasreed bunting - European bunting inhabiting marshy areas
bunting - any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
Emberiza, genus Emberiza - Old World buntings
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More often than not, the bird in question is fairly common, perhaps in unfamiliar plumage: a female Reed Bunting, a Pipit (almost always a Meadow Pipit), or a young Starling.
Summer breeding birds include reed bunting, kingfisher, teal, mute swan and buzzard.
Winter is with us and our bird table is busy - house sparrows, dunnock, siskin, greenfinch, chaffinch, reed bunting, great tit, blue tit, coal tit, blackbird, robin and wren.
Mr Davidson said: "Five birds in total were found in the aviary - there were four goldfinches and the fifth was a reed bunting.
Over three weeks the cameras will be covering a new area, showing us the wet woodland, reed bed and rare bog areas of the reserve to follow lapwing, redshank, teal, reed bunting, sedge warbler and, with luck, stonechat and bullfinch.
It stopped us in our tracks and we stood there for several minutes taking in the view and listening to the sounds of the blackheaded gulls before we continued round to the river walk, picking up reed warbler, willow warbler and reed bunting as we went, and just after passing the viewing screen, a cuckoo did a fly by for us.
CRUISING the canal at sunset through woodlands and fields, glass of wine in hand and with no sign of traffic or a sound of city, I could easily imagine living on our Reed Bunting.
Herons, woodcock, reed bunting, lesser redpoll, snipe were all recorded, while numbers of brambling, siskin and goldfinches also increased.
WATER VEIW: Cruising in the Reed Bunting narrow boat on the Trent and Mersey Canal through Cheshire.
But there was good news for a few species in the latest assessment, with the bullfinch, quail, reed bunting, Scottish crossbill, stone curlew and woodlark all being downgraded from the red list to the amber list.
The site has been colonised by reed warbler, reed bunting and sedge warbler, blackcap, water rail and common snipe.
Over the next three weeks the Springwatch cameras will be covering a new area of the reserve for the first time revealing the wet woodland, reed-bed, and rare bog areas of the reserve, to follow the lives of lapwing, redshank, teal, reed bunting, sedge warbler and, with luck, stonechat and bullfinch.