Reed Bunting

Usually seen by the reed beds in the winter months; this species was a resident that bred. Not so commonly seen in recent years.

17/03/95 - Pair

1996 - Pair in breeding season

31/10/97 - 2 birds

1998 - Not recorded this year

31/01/99 - Single male seen at the duck feeding station

21/02/99 - 6 birds

??/04/99 - Singing male

16/12/99 - 4 birds

27/01/00 - 8 birds

06/04/00 - One pair

13/05/00 - Single male

21/01/01 - 2 birds

26/12/01 - 1 female

07/03/02 - 5 birds also 2 males on 12/03 and a single on 26/03

04/05/02 - heard


Kevin Harris: 9th December 2015

06/02/03 - 2 birds

23/02/03 - 3 birds

16/11/03 - 1 heard

18/01/04 - 5 birds

06/02/04 - 2 birds

13/03/04 - 3 birds

03/04/04 - Heard

01/11/04 - Single bird

24/10/05 - 2 birds

09/12/05 - Heard

14/05/06 - 1 singing

09/11/06 - Single bird

27/11/06 - Heard

26/02/07 -1 male

03/03/08 - 1 bird singing. Another or the same seen 05/03/08

2009 - single female on 30/03/09 with up to 2 birds present on several dates in December

2010 - recorded on 15 occasions with 4 on 14/01 and 6 on 26/12, the highest count for 10 years

2011 - Up to 4 seen on 6 winter dates

2012 - Recorded on 27 dates with up to 4 seen up to 1st week in March then 1 pair until 1st week in April. Also a single female on 01/12

2013 - Up to 4 recorded on 19 winter and Spring dates including a male singing on 20/04

2014 - Up to 3 recorded on 9 winter dates

2015 - 1or 2 recorded on 10 dates including 6 dates in April. Not seen in May-September

2016 - 1 or 2 recorded on just 4 dates. 2 on 28/01, 1 on 30/01, 2 on 11/02 and 1 on 11/04