Sunday, 4 January 2015

Rambling and Brambling

I took a leisurely stroll through the Fairfield Orchard and up to the canal this morning. The linnet flock in the 'new' arable field continues to grow and there were around 120 feeding on the deliberately planted seeding vegetation around the field edges.   

Female brambling
Also of note was a female brambling in with c30 chaffinch at Pony Wood. I can't remember the last time we had an on-the-deck brambling in the Aldcliffe area so this is a great bird locally.
(The pic here is one of another brambling I photographed elsewhere last winter).
There were good numbers of redwing and fieldfare in and around the area too.
A flock of c400 pink-footed geese were grazing in the drumlin field to the west of the footpath leading up to Admiralty Wood.


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