After reading the Group`s Blog, John and Anne Wilson, local ornithologists and BTO members, made contact with us via the local BTO Rep. They have been getting several Brambling in their bird-friendly garden and wondered if the Group would be interested in having an opportunity to study these beautiful birds. As I lived nearby, I was more than keen to attempt to catch some of these before they leave our shores.
On Thursday morning I put up a 6m net. Unfortunately none of the 6 or 7 Brambling in the trees adjacent to their garden came to the feeders. We did however catch 10 birds including a stunning male Lesser Redpoll.
Many thanks to John and Anne.