I was very fortunate to have a few Brambling visit the garden for a couple of days. The first time I have ever seen them. I guess they have recently flown across the North Sea for their winter visit to the U.K. and needed to feed up before moving further inland. Needless to say during the times they visited lighting condition were against really clear photographs but I did manage a few stills and some more video for Friday.
A Male Brambling peeping over the border to my rockery:
A pair finding dropped seed on the rockery.
The male on the right has brighter markings than the female.
The Brambling is a member of the finch family and can often be seen with their cousins, Chaffinches. They arrive in October and will depart again for Scandinavia in March.
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