BramblingFringilla montifringilla Linnaeus
Status One record. An adult male appeared in the early evening of 18 May 1983 at Don Lightbody's feeder at Lake Echo, Halifax County; Mr. Lightbody secured excellent photographs, and other observers were Kay and Dorothy Lightbody and Sheila Connell. The bird was very timid and left at about 8:30 p.m., never to reappear.
Remarks This Old World species has occurred with sufficient frequency throughout North America that records of the bird are now believed to represent true vagrancy, rather than escapes from captivity. It has been seen in the northeastern United States, but the only other Canadian records to date are from British Columbia and Manitoba.
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