Reed Bunting on bird feeder- Nantgarw

Unusual sighting this morning. A male Reed Bunting was feeding in my garden. I have seen one occasionally in winter. The fact that I saw a female a couple of weeks ago might indicate breeding. There doesn’t appear to be suitable habitat nearby though.

2 thoughts on “Reed Bunting on bird feeder- Nantgarw

  1. aggleton

    Hi, I saw one up near the Caerphilly mtn summit a couple of weeks back – i wasn’t expecting it up there

  2. Paul Seligman

    Great garden sighting at this time of year. I think our idea of ‘suitable habitat’ for this species is overly influenced by the name. I have seen pairs on my BBS well away from reeds, in areas used by eg Meadow Pipits and Linnets. Perhaps they can similarly use bracken, gorse and long rough grass.

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