I took a walk up through Delamere Forest recently on a beautiful summers evening looking to photograph a Cuckoo. The area was teeming with bird life with Garden Warblers, Common Whitethroats and Willow Warblers but sadly no Cuckoo. What was surprising though was the number of Redpolls doing their display flight and the number of Yellowhammers!
Like all Buntings they're mainly seed eaters but what many people don't realise is, like most Buntings and Sparrows they change to an insectivorous diet during the feeding season to feed their young.
This female was actively hunting invertebrates along the track edge and I managed to photograph her with a tasty fly.
So much for the healthy vegetarian option..................