Suburban Cirl Bunting

During the last few weeks I have been surprised to open my windows at home in Brixham and hear a Cirl Bunting singing a few yards away.At times it was in tops of garden hedges, others on rooftops or aerials as shown.  We live in a street on a small estate,  although I am aware there are Cirls in nearby countryside. I wonder if this is a young male which has had problems setting up a new territory in the  main farmland habitat-hopefully that might be a sign of good population density.  

Posted September 2nd, 2014 at 12:21 pm in Bird News