Bramblings and the BC Red-flanked Bluetail (Dec 12/Jan 13)

Last weekend Mike Fleming and I went up to New Westminster, BC, to see the Red-flanked Bluetail. I’m really not comfortable taking pictures in the setting of 100 eager folks standing around all with big lenses, so it’s amazing that I got a shot off at all.

RedFlankedBluetail

The Brambling in Vancouver proper was easy to see.

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This second shot shows the whitish rump and the neat back pattern. Definitely a nice-looking finch! For comparison, I added a Brambling from Spain that I shot late December. The lighting was definitely better, even though it’s not very sharp.

Brambling

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