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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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It is some years since bramblings made an appearance in my garden but numbers of them do come to these shores every winter.
* 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
"The increase in bramblings reflects the scarcity of beech seed in northern Europe and Scandinavia.
They are sometimes followed by bramblings, which look a little like chaffinches.
Look out for Bramblings too - several are on feeders outside Llyn Brenig's cafe.
Bramblings, Tranwell Woods, is for sale through Sanderson Young at a price guide of pounds 995,000, tel: 0191 223 3500.
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.
"The increase in bramblings reflects the scarcity of beech seed known as 'mast' in northern Europe and Scandinavia - if the mast crop is poor in these countries, we see more of them here in our gardens."
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.
From the same direction, a small flock of Bramblings are in Coed y Fron Wyllt near Bontuchel and a Lapland Bunting fed on the beach at Aberdysynni.