Thursday, 29 June 2017

30 Days Wild day 23- Bullfinch

I walked to a friend's house for lunch today, and part of the route took me along the side of a supermarket car park, lined with small conifers. I was walking along, not really paying much attention, when I heard bird noises coming from one of the trees. It was a pair of bullfinches. I don't often see them- despite the bright colours of the male they are relatively quiet and unobtrusive. They are also in decline, with the UK population 36% lower than it was in 1967. So seeing these charasmatic little birds was a treat, and demonstrated that even the unlikeliest places can provide habitat for wildlife.

Adult male bullfinch
By © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0Link

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