Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Brambling

I took a walk around Tuvey reserve in Rogerstown to see what was about. There had being a big flock of finches in Rogerstown over the winter and in the flock were about 7-10 Bramblings. By now the flock was not even a tenth in size with good numbers of Chaffinches and a a lone Yellowhammer. So I wasn`t holding out much hope of a Brambling showing up, so I sat down and enjoyed the sun (a rare sight in Ireland these day) and eventually the birds started to show. After maybe 2 hours a Brambling joined the flock and started to fed with them. Always great to see these little birds as the don`t breed here and we don`t get many of them in the winter.






2 comments:

jeff said...

Nice Brambling photos James , Im yet to see one this winter.

Jamesger.hayes said...

Cheers Jeff, Yes they have been scare this winter. I was waiting 3 hours for this little one to show up. If your up around Dublin over the next couple of weeks give us a shout and we can do a couple of places up here.