Thursday, 15 August 2013

A rare visitor to my garden........................................................... the Bullfinch

The last time I saw a male Bullfinch on my feeders was in April 2010.

Bullfinch (Phrrhula pyrrhula).
Bullfinches are quite a common bird I often see while out and about...
 ...just not in my little garden.

This was a grab the camera for record shots moment... all taken through the window.

Luckily for me he had a good look around... before tucking into the sunflower hearts...

I hope I don't have to wait another three years for my next one... such a lovely little bird to see.

Wild Bird Wednesday

20 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Andrew You are fortunate. I have never seen one on my garden and really I don'r even see them often at all. great shots especially through the window.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful shots of these lovely birds. They've always been one of my favorites.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never seen one of these birds. It does pay off to keep your windows clean.

ADRIAN said...

Andrew I wonder if they are having a rough time of it. I've seen very few for the last couple of years.
Have you got music on your blog? Damn near wet myself. It should carry a warning.

TexWisGirl said...

love their stout little build and pretty coloration! glad he stopped by!

Daniel LaFrance said...

Lovely looking bird; we don't have them in this area.

Your timing to capturing it in your garden is priceless.

Stephanie said...

I don't think I have ever seen these birds before, nice colors on him.

Findlay Wilde said...

That's a great visitor to get. Only had one once in my garden and that was ages ago. from Findlay

Les fous du cap said...

Beautiful bird ;-)
Céline & Philippe

Bob Bushell said...

My mum had one on the feeders, yesterday when I was visiting, amazing creature, brilliant capture Andrew.

Andrea said...

That is one handsome bird and a nice group of pictures. I know what you mean when you say you hope you don't have to wait to see him again. We have a Scarlet Tanager pair in our neighborhood and my neighbor keeps asking me if I have seen them and ... yes, I saw it two summers ago and not since. Oh my ... it is worth the wait though.

Andrea @ From The Sol

Brian King said...

Congratulations! He's very regal looking!

Michelle said...

He looks like he is used to being the boss.

Chris Rohrer said...

Definitely a great bird! I always love when we have some surprises at the feeders:) Brief but awesome finds!

Gary Phillips said...

Beautiful colours!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Great photos of a beautiful bird.

eileeninmd said...

The Bullfinch is a beautiful bird. Lucky you, it is great visitor to your yard!

Wally Jones said...

What a great find in your garden! Now that he's tasted your offerings, he'll likely remember where he was and will return. (One can hope....)

Larry said...

Awesome yardbird Andrew!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What a beauty!!! Fortunate you~