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Identify this bird - UK (1 Viewer)

Jamkat

Rob R
Hi,

Can anybody please identify this bird, photographed at Fleet Pond, N.E. Hampshire, this morning 8th January. My limited knowledge tells me it may be a sedge warbler?

It spent a long time eating on the side of the Pond, enjoying bits from the shrubs / reeds near to the waters edge.

I attach 2 images.

Thanks.
 

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PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
It is a Reed Bunting.
Sedge Warblers should be in their wintering grounds nearer the Equator.
 

kb57

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Europe
Looks like its eating great willow-herb seeds in your first picture - they'll also feed on common reed seed heads round about now, a time of the year when they justify their name of 'reed' bunting (normally you're more likely to see them in a bush, although often near water).
 

Jamkat

Rob R
Looks like its eating great willow-herb seeds in your first picture - they'll also feed on common reed seed heads round about now, a time of the year when they justify their name of 'reed' bunting (normally you're more likely to see them in a bush, although often near water).
Thanks for your prompt reply and the info. Much appreciated.
 

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