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Brambling

 

(Fringilla montifringilla), a bird of the family Fringillidae, order Passeriformes. It is shiny black with rusty orange and white. The brambling is found in the forest zones of Europe and Asia from the shores of the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. A migratory bird, it arrives in March and April. It builds its nest in trees, mainly in spruce and birches. Each clutch contains five to seven eggs. The brambling eats plant seeds and insects.

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RARE SIGHT: This waxwing was seen in a garden in Marsh last year, but overall sightings of waxwings and bramblings, top right, have been few and far between
Scarcer finch species such as the brambling, moving from 53 to 34 in the rankings, and redpoll, seen in almost twice as many gardens this year as last, have also been much more numerous.
They are sometimes followed by bramblings, which look a little like chaffinches.
Bramblings, their luxurious five-bedroom home, took around 18 months to complete.
Visitors to the Date With Nature at Coed Llandegla had great views of black grouse last weekend and a bonus flock of up to 1,000 bramblings, perhaps the biggest in North Wales for decades.
He said that Sophie's parents, Robert and Rosemary Chaplin, had married in 1993 after meeting at a school leaving party, and that the following year they had moved to live at The Bramblings at Wilnecote, Tamworth, Staffordshire.
Bramblings also seem to be arriving in numbers, including 66 flying with 4,200 Chaffinches at Cemlyn Bay on Monday, where a Lapland Bunting and four Twite were among the incoming winter migrants.
Finch flocks have increased during the last week or so with reed buntings and bramblings even being seen in gardens.
Investigators also seized a Siskin and two Bramblings, which appeared to have been caught in the wild, and also found a cage capable of being used to take birds illegally from the wild.
LARGE numbers of hungry Bramblings have arrived on the East Coast.