When I was looking to see if I had posted on various birds in the Western Isles I was surprised when a search in the Blogger title bar for a Stonechat only showed one posting whereas I knew that there were at least three because I’d also used the word as a category. It was then I seemed to recall something that Mark (nephew in law) had written about the subject of indexing many moons ago. I realised that the Blogger search does not appear to include the title of the posting in the search. I must remember always to include the appropriate words in the text as well.
Recently I’ve had a female Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus) in the garden and on the bird table. I cannot recall that happening before and the Reed Bunting has not appeared in the bird list in the sidebar of this blog. Until a day or so ago I’d only seen the female on the feeder and I spent a bit of time trying to ensure that the bill was that of the Reed Bunting and not the Corn Bunting (which I wouldn’t have expected it to be really, but I had to check). Now that I have identifiable photos, it is a Reed Bunting. It is at times like this that I wished that I was not having to take the photos through a double glazed window and that I had Adrian’s lenses. But then her mate (or suitor?) turned up when she was feeding.