Saturday, May 2, 2009

Croatia - Cirl Bunting

The Cirl Bunting Emberiza cirlus is a common bird in much of Dalmatia. On our recent visit we heard them just about everywhere, usually singing from the tops of trees and bushes. My co-leader on the trip, Alan Outen, really wanted to get a good photo of this species but despite them being common, that is easier said than done. After a few attempts I finally managed to entice one towards us, and Alan got this fine shot of a well-marked singing male.

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