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. ''
|CAMBRIDGESHIRE BIRD CLUB PHOTO OF THE MONTH.|