|A rather non descript bird|
One of the largest buntings in the western palearctic.
|Black Headed Bunting, always perched high on a bush,could be heard continually calling.|
|Unmistakable plummage on this farmland bird.|
|In a way the equivalent to our Yellowhammer.|
|Golden Orioles were flitting through and I couldn`t resist the temptation with the camera.|
|Ortolan Bunting,its significant bright eyering and pale moustacial stripe make this more easy to recognise!|
|Unfortunately highly prized as a delicacy in Cyprus.I was told the cypriots pickle them inside jars and 6 of them can fetch as much as 80/100 euro.A highly lucrative business!|