Male Brambling

Fjallafinka – Brambling – Fringilla montifringilla

In May a male Brambling was in the garden. He visited the feeding trays and could be heard singing here and in neighbouring gardens.  The Brambling is a vagrant over most of Northern Europe and Asia, migrating southwards in  winter.

Bramblings are annual vagrants in Iceland and there are several recordings of breedings but the Icelandic winter is probably not favourable since they have not become residents.