Walking close to some heathland I was totally amazed by the colours presented to me in the early morning light, most especially the exquisite bronzes of Beech trees. Varying cloud and some rain soon passed over and light faded somewhat, despite this the majesty of the Beech trees brightened the dullest of conditions.
With these stunning Beech trees came some wonderful birds. Bramblings arrived in the canopy where I watched them expertly, and quite acrobatically, extract seeds from their husks. In total, some 40+ Bramblings were present and I was lucky enough to get a photograph of a stunning male sitting exposed in the treetop in full, early morning sunlight.
|Stunning Beech trees near Thompson, Norfolk 4th Nov.|
|Brambling in top of one of the many Beech trees|
|Redwing (juvenile) at Thompson 4th Nov.|
The Redwing pictured here is a juvenile, this bird is aged by the pale tips to the greater coverts which appear to form a broken white bar on the wing.
|Fieldfares in a Hawthorn...can you see the Redwings?|
Finally, a distant male Stonechat launched itself from its perch, climbed to gather a fly presumably, and then returned to more or less the same perch.
What a magical morning for autumn colours and birds this was.