My first Brambling sighting, 28th February 2016

I had always wanted to see a brambling. It has always been a bird that has eluded me somehow.

A trip to Calke Abbey in Derbyshire rewarded me with some amazing sightings of these birds, which are sometimes easily mistaken for a chaffinch.

We were also rewarded with some wonderful sights of other birds too…



Wildlife sightings at Calke Abbey

  • Brambling
  • Greenfinch
  • Chaffinch
  • Blue Tit
  • Great Tit
  • Long Tailed Tit
  • Coal Tit
  • Great Spotted Woodpecker
  • Mandarin duck
  • Lesser Redpoll
  • Nuthatch
  • Reed Bunting
  • Siskin

Facilities at Calke Abbey

  • Bird Hides
  • Toilets
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Park
  • Car Park (entry fee approx £3.50 per person)


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