Striking Unmistakable. ‘Along With their Wonderful Black Head-dress.’
And Notice Their – White outter tail feathers only seen in flight.
Photos: Reed Bunting. Staccato Tuneful ‘Beautiful’ Songster.
Observers Noted – ‘‘Numbers of Reed Bunting Rapidly Went Down – ‘Collapsed…’
When – ‘Harrier Hawks’ nested for -
Five years in succession nearby.”
Since 1970s – Yes Yet ‘Another’ – THIS DreadED ‘Red’ RSPB – RED List !
Killing – From – Predators such as fox, rats, cats, magpies, sparrow-hawks, crows, jays. Grey-squirrel infestation -
“Even if the adult in not sitting please do not attempt a close look. As your presence may well alert Predators to the existence of the nest.”
‘There is a real risk that the Garden Songbird will desert the nest if you disturb it. And if there are young in the nest on the point of fledging.’
There is a greater risk the adults may flee which could endanger their babies or later their chicks survival.
“Always only watch a nest – only if you have to…! From a safe distance with binoculars and keep its location a secret from others.
“Not everyone sadly has the best interests of wild birds at heart.” -
‘Tragically For Our Decimated Songbirds’ – Egg collectors are still alive sick stupid and very active.”
Reed Bunting – ‘‘Rapid Loss When Hawks Nested Nearby !” – Dead RED – ‘AND SINCE 1970…!’ The RSPB – ?