Normally when I get up in the morning the first thing I do whilst stood at the kitchen sink is to check out whats on the feeders and as usual Siskins and Goldfinches where hogging all the feeding holes.
This morning though, with my eyes still a bit glazed over I wasn't too sure what I was seeing, my first thought was either a Robin or Chaffinch, but as I moved into the conservatory it flew off up into the trees.
A little later it returned to the feeders and the ID was certain a Brambling, I can't begin to tell you how many times I have read of sightings of these and gone to places where they have been seen.
Then to get up and see one in my own garden and to top it off I got a few photos, hope you like them.
You can see a few more pics HERE.