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Male Bullfinch

By ianrobinson  
These guys were there again last night, not sure if they are breeding in the garden or just visiting the garden from somewhere close, we will have to see.
It has got me intrigued though as these are a rarity in the garden although we do have 3 acres of wooded back garden so I am hopeful they are breeding.

Just made a new feeding station as well so I am pleased that these guys like it as they feed from it.

As you can tell I am rather excited about these Beautiful birds being in my back garden, I would travel miles to try and get an image of this species and could never get a decent Image as there was always an issue with the positions of perches that they used.

I spent 2 hours being very quiet in the hide with only my bottle of red to keep me company Tongue, I think by the time i took this shot I had half the bottle GrinGrinGrin.

Well worth the wait for me.

Tags: Bullfinch Male bullfinch Wildlife and nature Pyrrhula pyrrhula

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Comments


Trev_B 9 151 68 England
20 Jun 2013 9:33AM
I'm still waiting to get a close up of one of these beauties...

Well done Ian great colour and super detail... and all on half a bottle of red wineWink

Trev

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ianrobinson 7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:36AM
Thx Trevor, there not an easy one to find that's for sure, Is it in focus as I am still recovering GrinGrinGrin.
ABPhotosUK 3 20 1 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:47AM
They really are stunning birds Ian, you're lucky to have them in your garden and that they're feeding on your station. Top notch shot, really shows off the breast colour nicely!! This one deserves a UA from me!!
excellent capture Ian

David
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
20 Jun 2013 10:36AM
Super capture!! Great detail and colour!!
boov Plus
4 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 10:43AM
superb....
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
20 Jun 2013 10:53AM
You'll have to get a male and female in the same frame Ian, I warn you now though it took me three years to do it.......Good image and happy hunting.

Ade
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 11:06AM
Lovely shot, Ian.
Tony
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 11:55AM
These are beautiful bird and the photo does them justice Ian, lovely work (I am also very envious as I have yet to have the opportunity to photograph one)

David
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
20 Jun 2013 12:33PM
A superb capture, Ian.
Back in the 1970's my father and I used breed British finches to show.
These and Goldfinches were and still are my favourites.Smile
Colin
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
20 Jun 2013 12:39PM
He's a lovely fellow. Excellent image......Sandy
20 Jun 2013 12:44PM
Superb image. Beautiful eye. Well captured.
20 Jun 2013 1:05PM
stunning detail and great colours Ian
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 5:46PM
A super capture.
It must be a good idea to have half a bottle with you!!!
Ju
dave1967 5 4 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 6:19PM
Cracking shot
Dave
ianrobinson 7 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2013 9:22PM
Thank you all very much for your comments and votes they are very much appreciated and a big thanks to ABPphotos and Colin for your UA'S, a lovely surprise.


Quote:You'll have to get a male and female in the same frame Ian, I warn you now though it took me three years to do it.......Good image and happy hunting.

Ade



Funnily enough i do actually have the pair in the same frame, unfortunately though they are on my feeder so not such a good photo really but a good record shot.

Ian
20 Jun 2013 10:17PM
Fantastic shot. They really are beautiful birds. I am still hoping to get one. Cathy

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