REED BUNTING (Pennington Flash)


I took these pictures on a rather cold day in March at Pennington Flash. Close to the reeds was a patch of ice where a Reed Bunting was standing searching for food, the first photograph was his response to the click from the camera, as he looked directly up, but did not fly away. The second, he seemed to be using his wings to balance on the ice, and the third picture caused some amusement as he had clearly spotted something he fancied but it was frozen into the ice. Reed Buntings seem to live in a variety of habitat, but generally they are birds which are found by water. Having said that, this past winter I have had them regularly in my garden, where the nearest stretch of water is a canal about 1 mile away