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[England] Reed birds

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Old Sunday 10th June 2018, 08:01   #1
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[England] Reed birds

I think it could be all female Reed Buntings, but not sure.
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Old Sunday 10th June 2018, 09:04   #2
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Seriously? :o
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Old Sunday 10th June 2018, 09:58   #4
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Yes, female House Sparrow.
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Old Sunday 10th June 2018, 12:41   #5
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Agree. Brilliant case of bird flying in the face of habitat (although I also have seen a number of House Sparrows in reedbed).
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Old Sunday 10th June 2018, 12:50   #6
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Amazed, thanks!

I have another question then: I thought it was a female Reed Bunting, but maybe I'm wrong and it's also a House Sparrow?

(NB, this year I'm seeing much more House Sparrows than last year. As if their London population started to recover.)
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Amazed, thanks!

I have another question then: I thought it was a female Reed Bunting, but maybe I'm wrong and it's also a House Sparrow?

(NB, this year I'm seeing much more House Sparrows than last year. As if their London population started to recover.)

This one IS a Reed Bunting!
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Old Sunday 10th June 2018, 15:24   #9
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Yes female Reed.
A big clue for the first birds, Reed Bunting dont show a white wing bar on flight (or perched!) .
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Old Monday 18th June 2018, 09:00   #11
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House Sparrows often appear in reedbeds, probably to forage, if there's suitable habitat (i.e. human habitations) nearby.
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