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Chaffinch

Observed: 2nd March 2012 By: Bill HendersonBill Henderson’s reputation in BirdsBill Henderson’s reputation in BirdsBill Henderson’s reputation in BirdsBill Henderson’s reputation in Birds
Chaffinch
Description:

Common as muck and I'm glad that they are.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) interacts

Comments

David Trevan's picture

Chaffinch

Lovely image!

David J Trevan

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Re Chaffinch

David

Thanks.

Bill

Bill Henderson

Ray Turner's picture

Welcome Visitors

It is lovely to see them. My records show that I had no chaffinch in the garden in 2010, one in 2011 and two in 2012. For some reason they have taken off (please forgive me) since the new year and I now have a regular flock of five males and one sometimes two females in the garden daily. No idea why the sudden influx but I love it, even if they are eating me out of house and home.

Ray

Ray

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Re Welcome Visitors

Ray

Although I now have a bus pass, it is only in the last year that I have taken an interest in these feathery wee things that flitter about the scenery. As a consequence, I have no idea of how abundant or otherwise they have been in the past. At the moment, chaffinches seem to be the most common of my bird table visitors.

I just wish that I'd taken an interest years ago.

Bill

Bill Henderson

Ray Turner's picture

Welcome to a great hobby

Hi Bill

Glad you have taken up this lovely hobby and have discovered iSpot in the process.

Chaffinches are a normally very common species with just under 6 million breeding territories estimated in the UK (www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/chaffinch/index.aspx), just so happens that up till Christmas they were locally scarce to me. Delighted this is no longer the case and hope it stays that way.

Ray

Ray