Is this a Corn Bunting? I'm thinking it is, if not could it be a female reed Bunting?
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In reply to sb67:
When I look at a bird I don't come with preconceptions as to whether this is a bunting or a finch. I just try to identify it from what I see. In this case the grey head and something about the eyes looked like a Linnet - possibly a juvenile. There are similarities between bunting and finches and those people more expert than me have decided that certain ones of these are of a different genus. One of the main differences, from what I've read, seems to be about the structure of the jaw.
Here's a LINK to an explanation from the RSPB about buntings which you may find of interest.
Oh by the way this is a Corn Bunting/
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