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Bullfinches

Observed: 5th March 2010 By: mrs-smithmrs-smith’s reputation in Birdsmrs-smith’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

male outside feeding cage and female inside.Haven't seen any in the garden in 15 years before this winter, though seen in nearby hedges before.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) interacts

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Bullfinches

Lovely birds! By the bye, where did you find the feeders? I have trouble with woodpigeons, and the blackbirds struggle with the concept of the standard mesh cage.

mrs-smith's picture

feeders

The feeders are from a firm called Gardman who do a good range of wild bird stuff and most garden centres stock at least some of their things. However collared doves can get in so I imagine wood pigeons could too.My problem is with rooks and jackdaws and they can't!

j.tweedie's picture

Surprised you say a Jackdaw

Surprised you say a Jackdaw can't get in but a Wood Pigeon can, especially since the latter are bigger...

sirhandle's picture

Love the bullfinch especially

Love the bullfinch especially this time of year when their colours really stand out. A good reliable place for the North West is Meresands Wood nature reserve, not far from Martin Mere WWT. Always a good number on the feeders there.

Just go out there and do it!!!