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    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    Right lads, need your help, got two birds, I assume a cock and a hen.
    Sparrow size and features, light brown, male has a large white ring around its neck, female similar but less pronounced white ring.
    Very smart, I thought Reed Bunting at first, but I can’t find a picture in any of my books that match.
    I’ve tried three times to get a photo, but no joy.
    S.
    Female Ring Ousel?......



    Or....

    Whitethroat?



    Reed Bunting

    Last edited by ohanzee; 04-04-2018 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acid House View Post
    Hi my name is Bernard and i'm blond now. I am saving up for the operation but open to offers in the mean time. Are you the short fat bloke with the twitch?

    Just seen this 5 years later! Bernard is it really you?

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    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    The nearest is the Bunting but the white ring is wider and whiter.
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

  4. #24

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    God your so fussy.....


  5. #25

    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    Right lads, need your help, got two birds, I assume a cock and a hen.
    Sparrow size and features, light brown, male has a large white ring around its neck, female similar but less pronounced white ring.
    Very smart, I thought Reed Bunting at first, but I canít find a picture in any of my books that match.
    Iíve tried three times to get a photo, but no joy.
    S.
    Tree sparrow?



    Col
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    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    God your so fussy.....

    I think that’s it Alan, what is it? Reed Bunting?
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

  7. #27

    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    Yes, male, the female is the same but plain brownish.

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    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    Quote Originally Posted by ohanzee View Post
    Yes, male, the female is the same but plain brownish.
    With a narrower band on the neck.
    Wouldnít have thought Reed Buntings would be common to a regular back garden?
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    Default Re: Need a hand identifying a bird you have seen?

    Well, fancy that, rural gardens, and we are near to a mossy wet land, just never had them before.
    7 reed bunting facts you need to know | Discover Wildlife
    Got two pairs of Yellowhammers as well this year, Bonny things like wee canaries.
    S.
    Men and fish are alike, they both get into trouble when they open their mouths.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrtrout View Post
    With a narrower band on the neck.
    Wouldn’t have thought Reed Buntings would be common to a regular back garden?
    S.
    No idea, never seen one, I think I'm right in saying that buntings are quite specific to their habitat, you will never see a snow bunting in your life but if you sit down at the top of ben Nevis they near eat out your hand, I'd imagine reed buntings don't venture much out of reeds, maybe arrivals or the reeds are not up yet for them.

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