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Baby Brambling

this always happens - I've been trying to photograph the omnipresent yet elusive Brambling for a long time. I was walking through a schoolyard not far from my home when I saw a male brambling sitting on a lawn about 3 m away from me, looking for insects. I'd never seen them so close! Naturally, I didn't have my camera with me. I went home, took the camera and returned just in case. Surprisingly, the brambling was still there, and so was his mate and their three fledgling babies. Unfortunately (but again, naturally) it was the only cloudy day in the past few weeks so the lighting was afwul. Nevertheless....

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Taken on June 17, 2012