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
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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.
, 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.
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.