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Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Brambling

Bird Sightings : Brambling

Brambling

Fringilla montifringilla

Gaelic: Breacan-caorainn

Photograph © Debbie Bozkurt
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
2nd February, 2008

"I love snow, I was up at 5.30am waiting for day light....The birds were so tame as they were hunting for food and the robins were nearly walking at my feet. I even creeped up to the wall of the castle grounds (falling down a hidden hole) and got a curlew in the snow.... I got as far as the middle bit of the harbour ... and thought ...I know where the Iceland Gull will prob. be and I haven't a picture this winter so walked around to the cargo ship and there it was very close at hand. Got home to find the birds devouring anything I had in the garden including a Bramling, a first for me and definitely a first in my garden. I even got a beautiful picture of a thrush displaying its colouring off majestically.!

 

Our Brambling photographs

Brambling
Brambling
Brambling
Brambling

 

  • Brambling
  • Fringilla montifringilla
  • Gaelic: Breacan-caorainn
  • WI: Scarce (very small numbers each year) passage and winter visitor

 

Brambling records in the Western Isles

Scarce (very small numbers each year) passage and winter visitor
(Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report)


The chart below shows how abundant the Brambling is during a month or when you are more likely to see it.

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M

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A

S

O

N

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(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)


Other local bird photographs

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