We've had sightings of Brambling in the Garden just four times so far this winter - better than last winter, when we had none, but not nearly as good as the previous winter when we had up to four birds on a 'several times a day' basis. However, getting photos of them has not been easy, due to bad light, or bad positioning,
On Wednesday we had a visit from this bird, which I believe to be a female - although it might be a winter plumage male? Edit - as the general consensus of opinion is that it's a female (thank you guys), that is what it will be! It is a different bird to the one we had before Christmas as that was (I'm relatively sure) a winter plumage male, with quite a lot of black showing through the grey head plumage. I managed some slightly better images this time than I did of the previous visitor.
|Brambling (female) - our garden|
My last post featured a number by the Keef Hartley Band. I mentioned that Keef had a spell playing drums for John Mayall until he was famously sacked.
John Mayall was a very big influence on my early musical efforts, and I used to regularly go and see him play in London (I lived in the suburbs of London when I wasn't away at school/college). This is the first track of the first John Mayall album - Live at Klook's Kleek - one of my earliest LPs which I still have.