Brambling – a winter visitor

1440-brambling-af2t2405Male Brambling

The winter viisitors are starting to arrive at the woodland bird hide, the latest one is the very beautiful brambling Fringilla montifringilla. The brambling over winters here in the UK and can be found with a bird which is very similar, the chaffinch Fringilla coelebs. They can be found feeding together particularly in beech woodlands where they both like beech masts.

I think these are very attractive birds. I like the vivid colours and I look forward to seeing more of them at my woodlad bird hide.

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