We went back to Lynford Arboretum last week to try and see the Hawfinch and were lucky to get good views of two birds but they were just too far away to even get a record shot.
We did find an area with ground food and feeders with about 20 to 30 male & female Bramblings, I've never seen so many Bramblings in one place at once. Not the best of pictures as it was gloomy and zoomed to the limit of my little camera.
This one with a coal tit.
In another area we saw BT, GT, CT & LTT with a Nuthatch and Marsh Tit.
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Nice mixture of males and females. I haven't seen any Bramblings this year. On the two occasions that I've been to Lynford Arboretum there have always been a gang of blokes with huge lenses mounted on large tripods peering over that gate into someone's back garden and they wouldn't shift. Although I had glimpses of Hawfinch I never got a shot.
PS I did see Crossbills there so that was a bonus
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