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Monday, 31 January 2011

Bullfinch Surprise


It was really very nice to see a pair of Bullfinches on the back tree of the garden, the male was at the front of the tree and the female at the back at 8.30am and they were feeding on the buds of the tree. After 5 minutes they flew off but not before I had fired off a few shots with the camera. After another 5 minutes they were back at 8.40am both Bullfinches now at the back of the tree and they stayed another five minutes before next door's children scared them off as they screamed as they were herded into the car that was taking them (the children) to school. 
It was a pity they didn't show during my 1 hour observation yesterday for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch where I counted a paltry total of 2 Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, 2 Wood Pigeon and 1 Collared Dove. Last year I counted in addition the 2 Bullfinch, 5 Redwing and 1 Snipe that briefly settled (of 3 overflying Snipe).

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