I started to photograph this bird as it was sitting on a long grass stem in the early morning and at this time, I did not know which species it was. Another birder came along and asked if it was a female Black-headed Bunting at which point the bird flew whilst I was still taking photos. A search of the Collins Bird Guide later confirmed the identification.
Location: Skala Kalloni, Lesvos
Family: Buntings, New World Sparrows and allies (Emberizidae)
Species: Black-headed Bunting (Emberiza melanocephala)
Date taken: 14/05/2013