Brambling by Peter Garrity
After the warm weather of late February, conditions have very much switched back to winter across Britain and Ireland this week. It's therefore fitting that Peter Garrity's photo of a male Brambling, framed in a snowy scene, takes top spot on the honours board.
I didn't see any snow in my area, but the Yorkshire Moors evidently had a good share of the white stuff – the budding tree contrasting starkly with the covering of snow, while the Brambling's vivid colours brighten up what looks to have been a dull day. This image, which is nicely framed and exposed, will make a great Christmas card in nine months' time!
Congratulations to Pete on his winning image, taken with a 500 mm lens at 1/500 th second, f5.6 on ISO 1000. Ten weeks into 2019 and we've had 10 different winning photographers, showcasing 10 different species.
Other notable images
Spanish Sparrow, Los Molinos, Fuerteventura, Spain (Dave Jackson).
Common Kingfisher, Bierges, Belgium (Marc FASOL).