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By Alan_Coles
On Saturday afternoon I went for a stroll around my local nature reserve seen in my previous image. With all the wind n rain we have had the leaves have almost all gone from the trees but there are some still hanging around. I went to fill the feeders at the hide there and as I was doing so noticed a little bird in the tree in front of me - a brambling! Not seen one the last few winters. They make their way over from Scandanavia for the Winter and feed off the beech mast found in the woods. Went down the hide yesterday for a few hours but the light was rubbish most of the day so tried shooting some at high iso to get some record shots. There are at least 3 of these beauties down there, lets hope they stay for all the Winter. It was great though to watch all the birds coming n going...lots of woodies, nuthatch and tits. There was Fieldfare and Redwings above me in the trees but not even some red berries could entice them down! Enjoy the week, I hear we are in for more rain Sad

Tags: General Brambling Wildlife and nature Sv nature reserve

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debu 8 India
8 Nov 2010 7:26AM
Excellent capture.

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Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 7:34AM
Excellent detailed capture!
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 7:59AM
sounds a great location and some good opportunities - nice one
cassiecat 10 39 46 England
8 Nov 2010 8:35AM
a pretty bird. for a high iso on the 50d i cant see any sign of noise. have you put it through noise reduction? lesley
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
8 Nov 2010 8:47AM

Quote:A pretty bird. for a high iso on the 50d i cant see any sign of noise. have you put it through noise reduction? lesley

Aye...tis a noisey camera even at 400 iso innit Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Nov 2010 9:05AM
Like the details and tones in this, great boken too.
regards Richard
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
8 Nov 2010 9:37AM
Such lovely little birds Alan. Not seen one here for a couple of years.
Ian-Munro 10 200 15 Wales
8 Nov 2010 10:08AM
Looks good to me mate.
8 Nov 2010 10:30AM
Beautiful capture Al, lovely detailed shot - We certainly had some wind and rain here last night !

A beautiful bird and a great capture! I have yet to see my first brambling.
TerryMcK 9 72 2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 11:09AM
An excellent shot of a little bird so hard to find these days. Interesting narrative, too.
8 Nov 2010 2:30PM
Wonderful colour and detail in the plumage. Great capture
Regards Charles
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 3:30PM
nice fat little brambling with a good bouquet in the b/g
Platchet 11 5 8 Wales
8 Nov 2010 6:23PM
Great to see them down there Al, hope to get there myself sometime!
Alan_Coles 12 178 11 Wales
8 Nov 2010 7:19PM

Quote:Great to see them down there Al, hope to get there myself sometime!

Dai & I boxed em up after we finished yesterday and will let em out when we go back !
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2010 9:17PM
A beautiful capture.

9 Nov 2010 4:40AM
An amazing capture! So well done!
AlanTW 15 353
10 Nov 2010 7:24PM
Excellent shot, particularly like the bokeh

Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2010 2:55PM
Great capture mate, need one for my PF

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