Check out some of the birds that are here over the Winter period...

Brambling

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Description:  Small songbird with a dark back and orange-buff breast and shoulder.

Habitat: woodland, farmland, gardens. Vincients Wood, Peppercombe Wood,

When to spot: A winter migrant, you can spot bramblings hanging out in large flocks with chaffinches from late September through to March.

Jack Snipe

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Description:  A stocky bird with a dark upperside, broad bright cream stripes on its back and a long bill.

Habitat: Long, tussocky vegetation in wetlands, such as water meadow, lake fringes and river edges. WWT Reserve Smallbrook Meadows, Ramsbury Meadow, Jones Mill, Ravensroost

When to spot: Jack snipe can usually be spotted between November and March, when they return to breed in Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Fieldfare

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Description: A large thrush with a blue-grey head and black eye mask, grey rump and spotted breast.

Habitat: Farmland scrub, hedges and orchards. WWT Reserves Dunscombe Bottom, Coombe Bissett, Penn Wood, Morgans Hill , Blakehill, Cloatley

When to spot: Fieldfare arrive from October and return to their breeding grounds in Scandinavia, Russia and the Baltic States in March.

If you spot any of these winter birds don't forget to post them and tag us! 

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