Off Canvas

× Nature Watch

Bramblings

  • Hamish Carr
  • Hamish Carr's Avatar Topic Author
More
05 Dec 2010 14:53 #380 by Hamish Carr
Bramblings was created by Hamish Carr
I have now seen a single brambling feeding on niger seed at one of the feeders in our garden, and also on seed on the ground underneath the feeders. (4 & 5th December 2010)

Cathy

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Harvey Carruthers
  • Harvey Carruthers's Avatar
More
11 Dec 2010 14:13 - 11 Dec 2010 14:23 #384 by Harvey Carruthers
Replied by Harvey Carruthers on topic Re:Bramblings
Saturday Dec 11th.
This last week I have been feeding seed in a snow free area in the shelter of a shrub. This has been VERY popular with lots of birds! We have now seen a pair of Bramblings feeding here. The birds look a little like Chaffinch, but look for the orange rather than red breast, and a white rump. In summer the male Brambling has a very distinct black head and shoulders, but in winter he looks more like the female. Look for the orange blaze of the breast continuing up onto the shoulders and a bill yellow at the base and a dark tip, with two black wing bars. The female has a more uniform coloured bill and less obvious wing bars.

Have a look at the images on the RSPB website at:
www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/b/brambling/index.aspx

Good spotting!


Barry
Last edit: 11 Dec 2010 14:23 by Harvey Carruthers. Reason: typo

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Barry CCathy C