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More Finches

Observed: 25th February 2011 By: WilliamBWilliamB’s reputation in BirdsWilliamB’s reputation in Birds
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A beautiful Goldfinch and an equally beautiful male Bullfinch.
I had such a lot of Finches visiting my feeders earlier in the year. Then my neighbours started letting their kitten out and of course it's breeding season.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) interacts


Roger Gilbert's picture

As well as ...

millions af birds there are also milions of small mammals. This is a hobbyhorse of mine - they should be kept on the owners property, fenced garden or no garden confined to the house or flat. I have said this to owners and they say it is cruel, I say so you shouldn't keep a cat then !!

Howardian Local Nature Reserve

WilliamB's picture


You're so right Roger. I've had this argument too. Dog owners are responsible for what their dogs do. So it should the same for cat owners. Wildlife haven't got a say in it. Who protects them? You can't do a thing to a cat or you get a heavy fine or even prison or both.

Apologies Ophrys, I forgot about the Greenfinch on my first picture and I thought being as they were all in the same picture, why put them on three times? You'd probably still identify them as three finches in one picture.