The Reed Bunting is a smallish bird typically about the size of a House Sparrow and is not a species that I had not seen before visiting their territories amongst the reed beds. The male has a distinctive black head with a broad white collar and a generally brown striped body with the female being mainly brown in colour. It was interesting to watch as the feisty Buntings harassed a much larger female Cuckoo that was in the vicinity. The cuckoos of course are known to lay their eggs in the nests of other birds including the Reed Bunting.