Breckland Birder

Breckland Birder
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.

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