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Common Bullfinch

Observed: 12th March 2013 By: chrisbrooks
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Common Bullfinch

Are Bullfinch numbers on the rise, I have never seen so many or not for many many years. They seem to be everywhere I go, this was one of 10 feeding on emerging blossom in one tree. They must be my favourite bird, the male is simply stunning. Once again the wind proved a bit of a spoiler.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) interacts


dennis trunecka's picture


It may be that they are more easily seen at this time of year as they feed on the buds they love.

chrisbrooks's picture

Bullfinch numbers

You are probably right but I don't recall seeing so many in recent years.

anonymous spotter's picture

Bullfinch numbers

I saw a flock of 6 bullfinches about a month ago locally and I have not seen any for many years. It would be fabulous if their numbers were increasing.

John Pilkington's picture

Great News

I had a pair visiting my garden in late 2011, in s Wales, but nothing since; have they all moved to your part of the world Chris :-)


hornbeamj's picture

A perfectly timed photo! I

A perfectly timed photo! I hope nobody was standing underneath..


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Bullfinch photo

Hi Chris
How did you get such a great picture of the Bullfinch

what camera/lens etc
any tips would be greatly appreciated

I have a pair coming to my feeder but cant get anywhere near them
Phil ( emperors garden)