Brambling Fringilla montifringilla

Brambling male
Brambling
Bramblings: these shy winter visitors are in their winter plumage and about to start their long flight back from the UK to their breeding grounds in northern Scandinavia and Russia.
Brambling
Brambling
Brambling - tongue
Shown here is a male. Bramblings are gregarious birds, often to be found "hiding" among flocks of chaffinches.
Brambling
Brambling
Brambling back
The heads of some of the males have begun to turn to black breeding plumage.
Brambling
Brambling
Brambling
Brambling
The northwest London branch of the RSPB said this was only the second recorded sighting of Bramblings in the Borough of Barnet in the winter of 2006. (Apologies for the poor quality of the photos, - light was poor and I couldn't get near enough.).
Brambling Male Brambling
Brambling Male Brambling
Brambling female Female Brambling
Brambling Female Brambling