Thursday, May 20, 2010

easy to hear, easy to see

a yellowhammer (probably a male, but with a very rusty chest), calling attention to itself with the characteristic call "bit of bread and butter and cheeeeEESe" except the call can be quite variable and this one missed off the cheese. His mate was nearby, and usually they feed away from the nest. Like many birds they have been badly affected by the use of herbicides and other changes in farming practice

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