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|I went for a walk, weather was very good. I saw Yellowhammer near on the twig but I had just only short lens. Photo was cropped very much.|
The Yellowhammer, Emberiza citrinella, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It is common in all sorts of open areas with some scrub or trees and form small flocks in winter.
The Yellowhammer is a robust 15.5–17 cm long bird, with a thick seed-eater's bill. The male has a bright yellow head, yellow underparts, and a heavily streaked brown back. The female is much duller, and more streaked below. The familiar, if somewhat monotonous, song of the cock is often described as A little bit of bread and no cheese.
Its natural diet consists of insects when feeding young, and otherwise seeds. The nest is on the ground. 3-6 eggs are laid, which show the hair-like markings characteristic of those of buntings.It is most commonly found on lowland arable and mixed farmland, probably due to the greater availability of seeds. It nests in hedges, patches of scrub, and ditches, especially if these have a wide grass margin next to them, and a cereal crop next to the margin. Hedges of up to two metres tall are preferred, and they will not nest until it is in full leaf, building the nest next to the hedge if it is built before this. In winter, the flocks feed at good seed sites, such as newly-sown fields and over-wintered stubbles.
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- [2011-03-16 14:14]
Niestety nie wiem jak sie on po Polsku nazywa tutaj na tym niebieskim tle prezentuje sie bardzo dobrze kolorystycznie.Dobra osrosc troche za duzo badyli ale tak to juz jest w naturze.Mnie sie podoba.Pozdrawiam Siggi
Ciao Pawel, lovely bird on a nice blue sky, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Combination of yellow and blue is excellent. Composition and sharpness is very good.
Fajna kolorystyka i swietny POV. Mysle, ze byly bardzo dobre warunki swietlne. Poza tym odpowiednie niebieskie tlo.
- [2011-03-16 23:46]
It was cool also by us, but the last days there are very warm.Today many finchis species there are flying to the Nord. TFS, have a nice Spring!