Thought that it was about time I put some seed out for the birds last Friday. Already the finch numbers have risen from approximately zero to 2 Brambling, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch and about 15 Chaffinch. Not a bad return so far... I was particularly pleased with the Bramblings which only visited fleetingly last winter but were both feeding on the sunflower hearts today.
The photo is of very poor quality but just about shows both Bramblings on the right of this group of Chaffinches.