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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Redpolls and Bramblings - w/e 15th January, 2011

At the back end of 2010 we were visited by Brambling and Redpoll. Happily these birds have continued to visit us on a 'several times a day' basis ever since. It soon became apparent that we'd got a pair of Brambling, and that there were two male Redpoll visiting us. However, on 13th, we had the two male Redpoll, then three females and what I believe to be an immature (only the slightest hint of red on the crown). Unfortunately I am in the middle of redoing our bedroom at the moment, so have had no time for serious attempts at better images - any spare time I've had being used to try and keep an eye on my owls. I could really do with a few hours in the garden in my hide! These are the best of a poor bunch - so far!

Redpoll (male)

Redpoll (female)

Brambling (male)

Brambling (female)

One of my neighbours has been telling me about the white-marked male Blackbird that seems to live in his garden. It visited us a couple of days ago (not seen it before). I managed to grab some shots from my window.

Blackbird (male)


  1. Well done mate, I had every faith in you that you would nail some images of these very nice garden visitors......

  2. Yes Paul, but I'm still far from satisfied with the results!! Hopefully I'll get some better opportunities??


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