26 June 2011

Margam Country Park

Despite the mountain bike race at Margam CP today, there was plenty to see including this Reed Bunting nest with its beautifully marked eggs tucked away in a tussock of Purple Moor-grass. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling away in the heat of the mid-day sun along with the more usual Whitethroats and Skylarks.
As a child I remember finding nests of Yellowhammer nests, which locally we called 'Scribblyjacks' because of the markings of the eggs, these being similar in this respect to those of the Reed Bunting.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi,Barry,also called scribes for the same reason. cheers Bernie