Handsome reed bunting

. . . sketches for June book

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I often see reed buntings in the hedgerow alongside the salt marsh .  .
. . . or perched on an old sea aster stem in the middle of the salt marsh like this one.

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The male is certainly a distinctive bird with his black head, white collar and moustache, although here the moustache is hidden by his beakful of insects.

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He posed for quite sometime,
obviously in no hurry to get back to feed his young brood.

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