The Bramblings

For the last few years, in the winter months small flocks of Brambling have been congregating, feeding and roosting with our resident Chaffinches at the Grain Dryer. There are usually around 4/5 birds with c30 Chaffinch, but this year despite the extremely mild climate we have had record numbers of these birds, 22 birds were recorded on the 30th. This is the biggest flock of Brambling recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland in the Winter period of 2015-16.

So here some absolutely stunning photos that I've managed to take of these birds.

Many of you have seen these images on Twitter, thank you for the support and on Monday I'll be posting my Patchwork Challenge round up of the month.