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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Return of the Redpolls

Last winter, we were fortunate enough to have up to six Lesser Redpolls visiting our garden on a 'several times a day' basis over a four month period - ending in late March. We were also getting up to four Brambling visiting with a similar frequency over the same period. This year the Redpolls didn't start showing up with any frequency until the middle of January. Now we are getting up to three on a frequent basis - there is a 50% chance if I look out of my window there will be at least one Redpoll there. These little birds are a delight to see. So far, however, this winter we haven't seen a Brambling in the garden. There's still time!


Lesser Redpoll - our garden in Ashby de la Zouch

10 comments:

  1. Stunning Bird,love these little chaps.
    Great captures Richard.
    John.

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  2. Thank you John. They certainly lift the spirits when they appear!

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  3. Very nice Richard! I wish we saw these little wonders on am more regular basis here in Massachusetts. Wonderful images!

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  4. They are lovely shots of beautiful birds Richard. You're very lucky to have them in your garden.

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  5. Thank you Phil. These are not common garden birds here. Until last winter I'd only once before seen them in our garden. I was, therefore, delighted when they returned this winter. It's also lazy photography as I was sitting at the chair in front of my PC for both those images!

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  6. Thank you Christian. I've got two niger feeders up in the garden. One is about 15 metres from my study window, and the other is only about 3 metres away. So I can get some reasonable images through the window as they approach the nearer feeder.

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  7. Great photos, just found you via Christian, excellent blog :-)

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  8. Thank you Alan. Just found your blog - very nice! I see you've had a bit of snow down there too!!!

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  9. Nice little creature! those dont arrive to mu country....usually.
    Saludos

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  10. Greetings El Campero. For me it's good that birds are geographically diverse. It gives us more excitement when that rare bird arrives from distand lands!

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