Monday, 24 December 2007
Brambling, Frieth. 23rd December 2007.
I headed off to Chisbridge Lane near Frieth today hoping to catch up with a reported Brambling flock feeding in the fields adjacent to the road, upon arrival the finch flock scattered from the field with birds heading in every direction. I waited in the car and before long the flock started returning to the field to feed, many of the flock perched in the trees by the lane and scanning through them I finally picked out a number of Brambling amongst the Chaffinch and Yellowhammer. A single Reed Bunting was present and at least a couple of Greenfinches. It seems to be a good year for Brambling with numbers already reaching over 600 at a favoured roosting site at Penn Woods near High Wycombe.