24 October 2010

Brambling & Lesser Redpoll.

Hot on the heels of one 'Lesser Lifer' (the Yellowlegs), came a second - long overdue in the form of two Lesser Redpolls (year tick 204; lifer 218) on the path between Kensley Lodge and Crabtree Hill in the Forest of Dean. They were feeding on conifers in a huge flock (c.100 birds) alongside at least four Brambling (year tick 203), c.10 Goldfinch, 6 Coal Tits, 1 Greenfinch, c.15 Chaffinches and zillions of Siskin. Digiscoped Brambling for the record:

Earlier two probable Hawfinch in flight from New Fancy View, one Raven cronking over Woorgreens Lake and approximately 10 Goldcrests just off the lake (two seen very well indeed low in foliage).

I also stopped at the Speech House log to have another crack at photography. Possibly maybe a little better. Probably not.

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