This video was taken by our camera in March 2012. The male Bullfinch was feeding from the main feeder. In an earlier visitation in 2010 a female was scurrying around on the ground, see the picture of her here.

This was another addition to our growing collection of garden bird “scalps”. He looks like a fat Chaffinch and could probably do a great job as a bird nightclub bouncer!!

The RSPB website link to their Bullfinch page is located here.Photos.htmlhttp://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/b/bullfinch/index.aspxshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1

Facts about the Bullfinch

  1. Bullet Bullfinches are in sharp decline in the UK, featuring on the RSPB’s amber list

  1. Bullet The male and female have, like most species, very different plumage with the male brighter

  1. Bullet Often seen as a pest because of its love for fruit tree buds

  1. Bullet Also called the Pyrrhula pyrrhula - So good they named it twice!!

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