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Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Brambling - Norfolk

In the woods at Sculthorpe Moor, we came across an extraordinarily large flock of Brambling. In total I would hazard a guess at there being close to 200. Quite a flighty bird. They were constantly coming into feed and then all at once would disperse into the trees. Not without good reason though. Sparrowhawks were doing their flybys, trying to take anything they could. None were successful while we were there. The Bramblings kept coming back to feed though.
A fantastically colourful bird, and one I don't tire of seeing in the winter months.

The hide with all the action.


 
 
Lovely markings seen on the backs.

Vast numbers could be seen feeding on the ground.

 

16 comments:

  1. So very pretty!!!!

    Hope you have a great weekend....from, Anni @ I'd Rather B Birdin' and Hootin' Anni's

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  2. Very pretty!
    Individually and in groups, too!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. Your Brambling is a beautiful bird, the colors and marking are pretty. Great shots!

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  4. such wonderfully mottled birds.

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  5. This bird and your shots are just wonderful! I enjoyed seeing them very very much!

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  6. Great serie of photos!
    Perfect bird-post!

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  7. They are beautiful markings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Great image series showing. Wish you a good Sunday :) Hanne Bente

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  9. These little birds are quite lovely with beautiful color and markings. You captured the details of them very well in your photos. Glad you shared them with us!

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  10. AMAZING photos, wow, oh my goodness, so well done.

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  11. Wonderful shots ... they are lovely birds to see.

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  12. Wonderful captures Adam - such pretty coloured birds. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. That must have been quite a sight to see so many of those beautiful birds.

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