Thursday 30 March 2023

Cirl Buntings on the Cornish coast 30th March 2023.


Enjoyed some time watching Cirl Buntings feeding at a garden feeding station and also bathing in a large puddle at the side of the road.

These birds are Schedule 1 and whilst they aren't nesting yet I will keep the location to myself to keep disturbance to a minimum.

They were feeding alongside Yellowhammers, Greenfinch, Chaffinch & Goldfinch on mixed seeds.

I was particularly pleased to get some shots of an adult male bathing in good light.

For these interested the water shots were taken with a Nikon 500 f4 lens, Auto ISO which was 250, 1/2000 sec at f4. Exposure compensation was +2/3rds of a stop.

Female Cirl Bunting


Anonymous said...

Superb photos, Adrian, especially the bathing action!

Jasmina said...

Lovely set of images - such a treat to be able to see them. 😊