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Thursday, July 08, 2010

Reed Bunting

Picture of the month for June: Cambridgeshire Bird Club

Male Reed Bunting, Nene Washes,

6th June 2010 © Peter Beesley

Picture chosen by Richard Thomas

''There are many photographs that I find quite outstanding. A superb overhead Sand Martin by James Hanlon, his pin-sharp Little Ringed Plover in flight, Colin Brown's portrait of a juvenile Whitethroat, the near perfect composition of Garth Peacock's Yellowhammer, Gary Thornton's action shots of Common Terns and his Corn Bunting on a favoured perch, Peter Beesley's classic Redshank atop a post, resplendent in full summer plumage.

These are all more than worthy runners up, but the photo that just pips them for me is Peter Beesley's doleful Reed Bunting; pin-sharp, showing excellent feather detail and perched on a barbed wire strand. Buntings are one of my favourites, although many write them off as LBJs; but as this photo shows, when seen well, they can be rather handsome. ''


1 comment:

  1. What a shot Peter. Simply fantastic! Well done!