25 January 2018

Some calmer berry-eaters............


A Brambling in town yesterday.................


They were much easier to photograph than the Waxwings. The latter are in a tight flock and randomly swoop down onto a tree, any tree (and there are about 50 or so trees to choose from on 4 sides of a very busy crossroads), feed in a frenzy for a few seconds then fly off.

Bramblings on the other hand slowly and methodically feed in the same tree for hours..............

This is a male........


And this is a female..................


This species is usually shy when foraging on the ground but completely ignored me from the safety of the branches.............





It is a common winter visitor but not one I often photograph.................



They were a nice distraction as I got slightly frustrated with the Waxwings..................





2 comments:

  1. Great shots of this species, which I have seen only a few times and never really satisfactorily. I wish that I had been with you to witness their prolonged bout of feeding. The red berries sure enhance the pictures.

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    1. Thanks David. I'd wrongly assumed you had them in North America actually............

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