Thursday, 2 July 2009

Bullfinch Sighting

Whilst seated watching a Wimbledon quarter-final yesterday evening, I glimpsed out of the window briefly in order to view the bird-feeders. The goldfinches were perched there, as usual, feeding away at their nyjer seeds.

However, another bird and its distinctive plumage caught my eye: a male bullfinch. In my experience bullfinches are elusive and shy creatures, certainly where we live. This one probably spotted me reaching quickly for my binoculars in order to see it! He didn't linger at the black sunflower seeds for long, perhaps 20 or 30 seconds.

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Have just spotted a Bullfinch on our bird table in Rathfriland, Co.Down Northern Ireland