Not one Brambling, but two

It was a dark and miserable morning here but after an abortive visit to Rishton Reservoir (just one Sand Martin but nothing else due to fishermen on the far bank) I came back home to be greeted with the songs of Chiffchaff and Blackcap. There were several Lesser Redpolls calling around the place but my eye was drawn to a flash of colour near the shed, sorry, observatory.

I reached for the bins and sure enough, a lovely female Bramling soon followed by a male. There was only one thing for it, I had to get a photo or two. These were only the third and fourth Bramblings to visit my garden in all the years I've been here. Anyway, I made my way down to the shed and managed a few shots of them and the redpolls.

Male Brambling
Male Brambling
Female Brambling
Male Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll


  1. Angus9:55 am

    Three male bramblings in our garden this morning - Thursday 7 April, Menai Bridge Anglesey. Two or three have been with us since January but didn't expect them to be still around. Not for long I expect.


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