I am a third-year student studying Mathematics at the University of Surrey and have always had an interest in wildlife photography. A few years ago I raised £500 for the RSPB by selling greetings cards with my photos on and won the Thomson Habitats Photography Competition.
Monday, 29 October 2012
Bramblings in our garden
Only our second sighting of a Brambling. Dad and I had talked about wanting to see a Brambling this morning and I joked that we could see one in the garden soon. And guess what? I saw one a couple of hours later. I couldn't believe it when I saw one on the feeder, and began to doubt myself after it had flown off before my dad had seen it. But within minutes the bird was back, I managed to get good photos and my dad had a great view through his binoculars. A second Brambling then flew in and I got a photo of the two together. All the small birds were startled by first a squirrel, then one of the two Jays present at the moment and then by a male Sparrowhawk (the best view I've ever had). I couldn't get my camera out of the window in time to get an in-focus shot, but the one I got is still decent. Undoubtably the best half hour of birdwatching in our garden.