from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Same as
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If a cirl looks like Susan Biyle I am probably not going to ask her if she fancies a drink and what does she think is the solution to Palastine or global warming or even if she would rather see the latest Terminator film or that one with Cantona.
In certain localities in the south of England the cirl-bunting (_E. cirlus_) is also a resident; and in winter vast flocks of the snow-bunting (_Plectrophanes nivalis_), at once recognizable by its pointed wings and elongated hind-claws, resort to our shores and open grounds.
Early in the morning I listened to a cirl-bunting singing merrily from a bush close to the George and
Here I saw a pretty thing: a cock cirl-bunting, his yellow breast towards me, sitting quietly on a large bush of these same brilliant berries, set amidst a mass of splendidly coloured hazel leaves, mixed with bramble and tangled with ivy and silver-grey traveller's-joy.
The only choristers in these natural fanes were the robins and the small lyrical wren; but on passing through the rustic village of Wolverton I stopped for a couple of minutes to listen to the lively strains of a cirl-bunting among some farm buildings.
Throughout that district, where the fields are small, and the trees big and near together, he has the cirl-bunting's habit of perching to sing on the tops of high hedgerow elms and oaks.
They have already reported seeing species like dippers, goosanders, little egrets, snipe, cirl buntings and merlins.
Endangered songbird's numbers rise 25% farming, reintroduction scheme and natural reserve boosts cirl bunting
Britain's rarest farmland bird, the cirl bunting, is back from the brink of extinction.
I haven't seen one, and don't know how they compare to your cirl bunting.