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
- Blue Tit
- Great Tit
- Long Tailed Tit
- Coal Tit
- Great Spotted Woodpecker
- Mandarin duck
- Lesser Redpoll
- Reed Bunting
Facilities at Calke Abbey
- Bird Hides
- Car Park (entry fee approx £3.50 per person)