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Bullfinch

Observed: 28th December 2009 By: aw5934
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Description:

The distinctive pink red colouring caught my attention from quite a distance away. Unfortunately it moved off quickly and i couldn't get a closer shot.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) interacts

Comments

tootsietim's picture

shows up well

I'm always amazed at how well such a brightly coloured bird as a male Bullfinch can blend into the background. Sitting still in a hawthorn bush, they can be impossible to see. But here, it's colours work to our advantage.

er2938's picture

Sighting

Had the total delight to find a male and female bullfinch myself over the Christmas period when staying with my wife's parents near Falmouth in Cornwall. The splendid chap was in amongst a mixed flock of about 75 chaffinches, greenfinches and goldfinches.

Erwyn