Saturday, 25 July 2015

Summer bullfinches

Bullfinches have been visiting the feeders in the garden many times every day this summer.

This chap has just come out of the bath.

Two of the visiting males are ringed but neither of them is the ringed bird I saw last year.  This is *
***11*, probably L99611*.

I have worked out the complete number on this bird - L996074 - and have reported it to Euring.

Strangely I hadn't seen any youngsters until yesterday, despite there being plenty of juvenile goldfinches, greenfinches and chaffinches about.  The second one here has also been in the bath.

Bullfinches seem to like sunflower hearts best and prefer to feed from the tray rather than the ports on the feeder.  They are often there three or four at a time.

1 comment:

  1. The report from the BTO says the bird was ringed as a juvenile on 28 August 2011 in Gosforth Park Nature Reserve. So it is four years old and in that time has travelled 2km!