The abundance of beechmast ( the seeds of the Beech tree)  at this time of year brings together two bird species in huge numbers. The Chaffinch, one of our most common and familiar birds, with a resident population boosted by large numbers from the continent. And the Brambling, a winter migrant that breeds in more northern areas of Scandinavia.

Brambling

Brambling

Queen Elizabeth Forest with its 1,000 acres of Beech trees has become a vast bird table to the benefit of these and many other bird species.

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