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|