After getting a brief glimpse of what could be a really good bird yesterday - I decided to get in for first light this morning. A scan round revealed plenty of reed bunting activity including this fine typical male:
At around 6.30 I managed to get this one poor pic of a bright yellow bunting - but one which is obviously reed. As you can see the colour (even at first light) is exceedingly yellow and the bib is comparitively small:
I believe this would account for our hope yesterday - unfortunately we did not have a camera or decent optics to get a proper look like this. Apologies if your hopes were raised - no one has twitched it. It is the usual double-edged sword - do you put as much info out and be shot down - as we did to others with the osprey below - or sit on it and be a suppressor!
Tophill is no stranger to odd colours with our orange woodpecker and pink black-headed gull - undoubtedly there will be something equally interesting soon...