Paul Newport's personal blog of birding in Breckland,Norfolk
Water Rail at Thompson Water, Norfolk Photo by Paul Newport
Sunday, 19 February 2017
Finches and Buntings
A visit mid-afternoon to a reliable site in the Little Cressingham parish for Finches and Buntings produced a largish mixed group of birds at a typical winter habitat of maize. The majority species were Bramblings with smaller numbers of Chaffinches, and a few Greenfinches and Reed Buntings.
Bramblings, Chaffinches, and Greenfinch 19th Feb.
A nice gathering of Finches seen here with a variety of wonderful plumages seen. In this picture, it is possible to appreciate the plumages differences between the male and female Bramblings.
Also of interest was a flock of 44+ Fieldfares flying high in an easterly heading, outgoing migrants perhaps.