The photograph above is of the female.
Tuesday, 30 October 2012
The Brambling is a winter visitor to Britain, it migrates for the winter from scandinavia and north east europe. They start arriving in September and stay through to late march early april then they fly back to their breeding grounds. The males and females differ the male Brambling having a black head extending down to the back and a pale throat, the females are much drabber in appearance. Just before the birds go back to their breeding grounds you'll be able to see the males in this plumage but in the winter months their head and back is much more duller and scaly. They often feed with Chaffinch's who they are often confused with on tree seeds such as beech mast.