Monday, 22 December 2014

My favourite garden visitor of 2014.................................................. the Bullfinch

I have had a good year garden bird watching... with many different species visiting the feeders.

I had only witnessed two Bullfinches in ten years in my garden so it was wonderful to see a pair on the feeders most days during May and June this Spring.

They are very wary birds... the slightest movement and they were off...
 ...I did manage to capture a few images and even some video clips.

Other 2014 highlights was my first ever garden Jay and regular visits from Great Spotted Woodpeckers... 
...but the male Bullfinch has to be this years favourite garden visitor.

Merry Christmas and I hope you all have a wonderful New Year.

27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

they are beauties. happy holidays to you and mandy and all of yours. :)

The Herald said...

That's a stunning bird to have visit your garden Andrew, I think it would be no.1 on my list too.

All the best to you and Mandy for Christmas, have a good one...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful photo Andrew, have a great time this christmas.

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love them, but I seldom see them here. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Andrew!

ADRIAN said...

Merry Christmas Andrew.

Pantherka said...

Beautiful visitor:-)

Andrew, I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Ileana said...

Beautiful bird! Merry Christmas to you !

mick said...

Great photo of a beautiful bird. Lovely to have it visiting your garden.

Margaret Adamson said...

it would be mine also however I have never seen one in my garden unfortunately.

Fun60 said...

Obvious why it's your favourite. Have a good Christmas.

Brian King said...

Such handsome birds!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I have never seen a Bullfinch before. I am kind of partial to your little robins like you have in your header though for a favorite. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year to you and everyone in your life Andrew.

Karen Hayward-King said...

It is definitely keeping an eye on you? Great shot of a lovely bird..

ladyfi said...

Such a pretty shot.

NatureStop said...

Lovely capture and have a Blessed Christmas!

Shantana

José Mendonça said...

Lucky you! :-) Happy Christmas, Andrew.

Adam Jones said...

I wish I saw more Bullfinches. You're very fortunate to have them on your feeders. Have a wonderful Christmas Andrew.

Pat said...

They are beautiful birds.

eileeninmd said...

It is a beautiful bird, great shots! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Mary Cromer said...

They are lovely little visitors and maybe they will come again. Merry Christmas~

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful bird.
Merry Christmas Andrew.

Bethany Carson said...

The bullfinch is beautiful and very colorful! I've never seen one!

Terri Buster said...

What a pretty bird- nice shots! Merry Christmas!~

Laura said...

What a beauty! Wishing you much joy in this season of love.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Such handsome guys. Merry Christmas!

Beppan said...

Nice portraits of a beautiful bird!!
Happy New Photoyear!!

Marie said...

What great sightings of the bullfinch! He's an awesome bird...I can see why he's a favorite!