Each winter for many years I've hoped to find a Brambling in the garden. It's never occurred until today when a female Brambling caught my eye, It was staking out the bird seed from the safety of the tree at the back of the garden. It didn't stay long, but long enough to give me a good sighting of one of my favourite winter visitors. So much classier than these chav like Waxwings in my opinion! :-)
It came to mind that it was not just a first for the garden, but a new patch tick as well.
A slow thaw seems to have set in this afternoon.