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Any bramblings about?

Postby Monika » Sun Feb 14, 2016 7:03 pm

Has anybody seen bramblings this winter? We usually get at least twenty, some years up to 40 bramblings, but this year we have not seen one single one - the first time since we moved here more than 30 years ago.
There are plenty of other birds on the bird feeders, including about a dozen siskins, redpolls, bullfinches, lots of goldfinches, chaffinches, the occasional greenfinch, nuthatch, great spotted woodpecker and goldcrest, all the local tit families, house sparrows, starlings and treecreeper (for which I scrape bits of fat ball on the tree trunk). But, alas, no bramblings this year.
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Re: Any bramblings about?

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:31 pm

We've had a pair of brambling visiting a few times a week but no starlings at all this winter. We've all the other finches, tits, siskin, red poll and tree creeper. We even have a willow tit occasionally. There are good numbers of most species at the moment with the cold weather.
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Re: Any bramblings about?

Postby Geoff » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:27 pm

Never had Brambling in numbers, only odd ones mixed in with Chaffinches. This year less Chaffinches and no Brambling. Lots of Tree Sparrows, I've built them a five room hotel but haven't spotted them inspecting it yet.
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Re: Any bramblings about?

Postby Pa Snip » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:19 am

We only ever get one or two bramblings visit at a time. So far this winter Mrs S informs me she hasn't seen any, nor have I.

One Redpoll spotted, once.

Goldies are around in force again

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you can't see the number waiting in the birch tree the feeders are on

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Re: Any bramblings about?

Postby Cider Boys » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:44 am

Great Pictures.

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