Or… to be more exact, happy bunting. This little fellow was least bothered by me as he sat atop the flowers while singing his song! He sang for all the world to hear. He must have been very close to his nest because he didn’t really go far. I circled his dune high spot for a good few minutes, keeping a safe distance. He kept an eye on me but as long as I stayed well away he seemed happy!
Male Reed Bunting as seen at Dublin’s North Bull Island… oh well, I’ll add another photo… just to prove I did see him singing away!