Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Reed bunting

A sighting by Ruth who was another person tempted to walk around the reserve on Saturday evening by the lovely sunshine that followed the rain. She bumped into a birdwatcher friend who pointed out a reed bunting in a shrub, just over the fence before School Pond. It flew into Big Meadow before returning to the shrub. Ruth said: “If I’d have seen it on my own I’d have thought it was a sparrow”. Think I would have done too. The photograph on our Wildlife Sightings page is remarkably similar.

Ruth also spotted 5 starlings on the Fauna fence in Big Meadow. Good to have this report. One of the “feature birds” for the nature reserve, but I fear we tend to overlook it.