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- n. Plural form of brambling.
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• Large flocks of chaffinch with some bramblings in woodland, abundant redwing and fieldfare in hawthorn hedges, and rare waxwings appearing in unusually high numbers.
After about an hour of red haziness the sun pierced the bank of mist and shone out gloriously, almost as in summer; the birds, ready to snatch a moment's joy, were flitting about tweeting and calling, a water-wagtail took a bath in a shallow pool of a stream, and a great flock of bramblings, rare visitors in those parts, paused in their migration to hold a chattering conference round an old elder tree.
November 3, contained hundreds of birds, largely siskins, skylarks and bramblings.
Then there are birds which are common enough in England in the winter, but which mostly go away to Norwegian breeding-grounds, such as geese, ducks, woodcock, and snipe; while bramblings, fieldfares, and redwings are birds of the North, and never nest in Great Britain.
The chaffinches arrive during winter in vast flocks; and about the same time, i.e. in November, come flocks of bramblings; redwings also frequent the same places "in similar large companies," and so on
On Tuesday, he appeared for sentence, having previously pleaded guilty to three charges of possessing wild birds (one siskin and two bramblings) and eight charges of causing unnecessary suffering.
He initially denied the charges against him and claimed he had purchased the bramblings from someone just a few days before the RSPCA carried out the search.
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