Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Maiden Castle Corn Buntings

A few images from recent visit to Maiden Castle, Dorset to see some Corn Buntings. Was not disappointed. Over 40+ birds present along the fence line and in the fields. Some birds giving amazing close up views singing like a pair of  jangling car keys right beside me!! A very special bird and a true shame they are extinct in Ireland all because of change in agriculture practises, habitat loss and impact of intensification. It is great to see such good numbers in Dorset at these unique open field sites. A truly wonderful bird with great character and always a joy to watch at close quarters.

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