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Saturday, 25 July 2020

Reed Bunting - Emberiza schoeniclus

Most of old picture's, I'm afraid. 
It is a bad thing, covid 19, it is a year 'till they find the cure. I blame the two leaders.


  1. So cute. Beautiful little bird. Greetings.

  2. Hola Bob,belleas y espectaculares tomas de esta especie,el Escribano palustre muy escaso y en dificil situacion.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz fin de semana.

  3. Nice shots Bob with a lovely background to show off the subject.

  4. I like the conversion. Cute little bird.

  5. NEVER apologise for showing us your 'old' photos. They are beautiful.
    Thank you.

  6. Beautiful, Bob!
    Love it all!
    Regards, Maria

  7. Hello Bob,

    The Reed Bunting is sweet, lovely series of photos! Have a happy weekend!

  8. Hello Bob, some great photos of this bird. Well done indeed!
    Our patience is indeed tested with this virus. We all have to sit it out as they say and I understand that for you it is even harder. But I believe in the end it will be solved. So take care!!

  9. Suchba cute bird...
    stay safe Bob

  10. A lovely little bird Bob. Stay safe and have a great week ahead.

  11. Lovely to see some of the older photos. It's a nice looking bird.
    Yes, Covid-19 will be with us for quite awhile yet.

  12. Wow--- looks like he got some bad acid, but recovered. Seriously-- Delightful.

  13. Beautiful pictures of this reed bunting Bob.
    Photo 5 is my favorite.
    I hope they find a vaccine for covid-19 soon.
    Best regards Irma

  14. Hi Bob.

    Nice bird, nice pictures.

    Greetings from Patricia.

  15. Hello Bob,
    Sweet series on the Reed Bunting. Thank you for linking up! Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead. PS, thanks for the comment and visit.

  16. I love it when you dip into your 'magic bag', as you used to call it, and pull out delightful shots like these, Bob! The treatment you gave to that second image is interesting, and very attractive. Fingers are crossed that they find a vaccine soon, so that you will be able to get out-and-about again. Take good care - best wishes - - - Richard

  17. ohh beautiful little tit:)))you are soo good in shooting these birds!Love it!


  18. Las fotografías son muy bonitas, a mí me encantan. Besos.

  19. Hang in there Bob and stay safe. If you mean the so-called leader we have over on this side of the pond, you place the blame 100% correctly. We are in such a mess and Covid is only one part of it (the one that affects us more in the short term of course, but he is killing our country in many other ways as well.).

    1. Yes Sallie, but, you have one to get one, ours is getting rid of opposition.

  20. No se cae. Está bien agarrado.
    Mientras que no haya vacuna, seguiremos teniendo cuidado amigo.
    Buen lunes. Cuídate Bob.
    Un abrazo.

  21. Beautiful photos. It's a difficult year Bob.

  22. It certainly hasn't been an easy year ...
    I enjoyed seeing your photographs.

    All the best Jan

  23. Bob - what an adorable creature! The personality just jumps off the page!

  24. Even if you got to the very end of your photo collections they'd still be stunning Bob! Here's to getting out Birding again sometime though !

  25. Hi Bob!!! I love reed Bunting.. Very good pictures.. Congrats..

  26. Hi Bob,
    Super series of images of the Reed Bunting, if you can find such excellent images from previous, please carry on.You carry on and lay low from this awful virus, we are all having to do the same, its the ones that aren't that are causing the problems.
    You atay safe,


    1. I'm glad that you liked the Reed Bunting John. And yes, the virus, those that are powerful, they are the ones.

  27. My friend Bob,
    A perfect set of photos through the living memory of your talent.
    And I write to you the etymology of the word covid from Ancient Greek (1,200 BC) :

    Η ετυμολογία της λέξης Κορωναϊός μας δίνει την αλήθεια

    * Σύνθετη λέξη της Νέας Ελληνικής Γλώσσας : Κορώνα + ιός
    * Η λέξη Κορώνα αποτελεί αντιδάνειο από τη Λατινική γλώσσα. Αντιδάνειο σημαίνει ότι η αρχική λέξη που δημιουργήθηκε στην Ελληνική Γλώσσα και συγκεκριμένα στη Δωρική διάλεκτο, χρησιμοποιήθηκε από τη Λατινική, δηλαδή η Λατινική πήρε το θέμα της, για να το χρησιμοποιήσει και να δημιουργήσει μία δική της λέξη, την οποία αργότερα η Ελληνική Γλώσσα τη δανείστηκε τη Λατινική Γλώσσα και δημιούργησε μία νέα λέξη :
    Δωρικά : κορόον –α ----- Λατινικά : coron –a ----- Νέα Ελληνικά : κορών –α
    (τα δύο βραχέα οο της Δωρικής Διαλέκτου που ισοδυναμούν με ένα μακρό – ο μεταγράφονται στη Νέα Ελληνική με –ω (δηλαδή με ένα διπλό –ο)
    * Κορών –α σημαίνει διάδημα, δηλαδή αυτό που περιβάλει τον ήλιο ως στέμμα
    * η λέξη Ιός σημαίνει το δηλητήριο (ο) με το οποίο οι Αρχαίοι Έλληνες άλειφαν το βέλος (Ι), με το οποίο κυνηγούσαν κι εξολόθρευαν τα θηράματά τους
    * Άρα Κορωναϊός είναι το περίβλημα που πεθαίνει από τη θέρμη του ηλιακού φωτός

    Γιάννης Πολιτόπουλος
    Φιλόλογος Μ.ΝΕ.Σ. – Α.Π.Θ.

  28. perfect shots of Reed Bunting....
    cute little bird