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Brambling are beautiful birds to get in the garden and look well suited to a snowy backdrop.
Brambling breed in northern Europe and usually flock in masses in central European beech woods during the winter with small numbers reaching the UK.
The new year brought a firecrest to RSPB Conwy, where two short-eared owls dropped in, several great-crested grebes fed in the estuary and a brambling was reported.
As well as the usual suspects, birds visiting the couple's garden - which is near farmland - include yellowhammer, woodpecker, pheasant, grey partridge, turtle and collared dove, nuthatch, brambling, siskin, dunnock and wagtails.
You might even get something as unusual as a brambling chaffinch, with a white bum and dark brown head.
April birding brings winter and spring migrants side-byside, such as Blackcap and Brambling in the same ringing net in Bangor this week.
Darren Lewis, 43, Brambling Lea, Bedlington, Northumberland.
As children, we usually ate our hedgerow harvest on the spot, but when out on brambling expeditions we tried to resist the temptation to eat the juicy blackberries we plucked so that we could proudly take home enough fruit to make a delicious bramble tart or pie.
The two long-staying garganey remain at Cefni Reservoir, apparently unwilling to move south, while a brambling in Clocaenog Forest is an early sign of winter.
The day brought back memories of magical afternoons with my mum when she abandoned her chores and took me and my siblings brambling.
Likely to spot House sparrow, blue tit, chaffinch, starling, blackbird, great tit, greenfinch, robin, collared dove, blackbird Might spot Brambling, great spotted woodpecker, dunnock, bullfinch, sparrowhawk Unlikely to spot Tree sparrow (in decline), Yellowhammer (in decline), birds of prey (need large areas), kingfisher (needs riverbanks)
He told Tuzzio, 31, formerly of Brambling Walk, Ladywood, that she was still so traumatised that she was "totally unable to be alone with any male other than her husband".
But it looks like it will be a bumper Brambling winter this season.
Mrs Sheila Zeitlin, of Brambling Walk, Woodview, said: "If a private landlord means improvements I am all for it.
A reader spotted a Goshawk over the A55 near St Asaph, and another reports a Brambling in a Llanfairfechan garden: I've heard of very few locally this winter.