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Female Brambling

Observed: 31st January 2010 By: jccurdjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birdsjccurd’s reputation in Birds
IMG 4376 Brambling female
IMG 4379 Brambling female

An exciting new addition to our catalogue, this female Brambling turned up while the Big Garden Birdwatch was going on. How convenient. No male, though.

Species interactions

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Big Garden Birdwatch

That's a great spot - I'm always checking Chaffinch flocks for Brambling but no luck so far - not sure if this is a good year for Brambling. Certainly a poor year for Waxwing and a very good year for Redwings and Fieldfares. My Birdwatch this year in Clevedon had a female Blackcap and female Bullfinch so at least I was able to go to the scarcer birds page to log my sightings. On the other hand I didn't see house sparrow in the hour - even though they had been around earlier!

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We saw the brambling only that once, too - it didn't seem to return (at least, not when we were staring out of the window). We back on to woods and get a rich variety of birdlife but usually not including starlings and never (that I have seen) house sparrows.