My guess this time is male Brambling
First correct answer and top of the class again anonymous!
Brambling - easy this time
Thanks for the info Phil, I must have mis-id some waders when I down in Basrah, but didn't have my scope.Correct ID on the mysterty bird by the way.
15 in my garden in Lossie today, 26th December, by far the biggest flock I've seen.