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Bullfinch Male

By Mike_Smith
Today i was going to the Wetlands, but the weather here has been rain and misty, so that plan was out i will try again next week. So today i have a Bullfinch Male that i took back in June this year, these are my favorite British finch.

Thank you for the interest shown in my previous pictures.

The male is unmistakable with his bright pinkish-red breast and cheeks, grey back, black cap and tail, and bright white rump. The flash of the rump in flight and the sad call note are usually the first signs of bullfinches being present. They feed voraciously on the buds of various trees in spring and were once a 'pest' of fruit crops.

Tags: General Male Bullfinch Wildlife and nature British finches Pyrrhula pyrrhula

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craking shot my fav bird. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Trev_B 11 151 68 England
13 Sep 2013 4:33PM
Well done Mike, I can't complain of the variations of birds we get, however I'd love to see more of these..... a great shot Mike.

ColleenA Plus
5 352 5 Australia
13 Sep 2013 4:35PM
Our weather wasnt any better today mike, cloudy, dark and very windy.....a magnificent capture, great info as well
13 Sep 2013 4:35PM
Superb capture.

jdinne 14 16 England
13 Sep 2013 4:39PM
Excellent capture Mike

13 Sep 2013 4:40PM
Great capture Mike.

Jenny Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 4:44PM
lovely detailed shot Mike
13 Sep 2013 4:58PM
Stunning, Mike.
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Sep 2013 5:01PM
It is definitely also my favourite British finch Mike Smile I love the pinkish colour on its chest . This is a beauty !
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 5:34PM
A lovely shot
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 5:56PM
Such a beauty! Love his colourings. Smile

ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:05PM
A handsome Bullfinch,

Ali SmileSmile
johnlw 11 1 10 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:49PM
A very nice capture very sharp with a good POV well done.Smile
Regards John.
13 Sep 2013 7:23PM
Excellent colours.
danbrann 13 636 17
13 Sep 2013 7:28PM
a delightfully coloured bird. Well done Mike.
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 5 8 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 8:28PM
Brilliant shot!

13 Sep 2013 9:50PM
Excellent capture!
capto Plus
5 4.9k 8 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 10:07PM
A gorgeous bird and very well taken.Smile

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 10:30PM
A belter Mike, great colour and pin sharp detail...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Nice shotSmile
13 Sep 2013 10:59PM
I would love to catch one of these Mike. Lovely shot. Cathy
Mavis Plus
15 143 2 England
14 Sep 2013 1:32AM
That's a fine finch Mike. I love them but they do play havoc with the fruit buds . A lovely pose and his breast glows . xx
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
14 Sep 2013 7:07AM
Lovely shot of this very handsome Finch Mike. One of my favourites.GrinGrinGrin
14 Sep 2013 8:01AM
First class. GrinA great picture
14 Sep 2013 11:07PM
These birds will arrive here during the winter...
Good portrait, Mike!Smile
Regards Valery

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