Can anyone notice anything unusual about this individual? Look closely.
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Friday, 10 July 2015
Something to brighten up any birding trip for me is always seeing a Bullfinch. Stunning birds and the males in particular with their bright pink breast and black head. Never easy to locate when in the trees as they stay quiet and are easily spooked. Some help is often required, such as a feeding station. This can almost guarantee a sighting and can often mean some decent perched poses too.
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Didn't realise that you were at Pennington Flash today. I was the birder from N Ireland you helped out. I follow your blog to keep me in the loop when I come over so it was nice to meet you. My own blog can be found at
My camera efforts are not in your league.
Very colorful tiny bird. It is cute.ReplyDelete
I see you meet my friend Derek today. Lovely bird and images. Is it something to do with its feet? I have to know, this is bugging me!! Have a lovely weekend.ReplyDelete
The male Bullfinch is a beautiful bird. I like it's colors. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!ReplyDelete
That little stinky has his foot pulled up and hidden in his body feathers. Just showing off how he can stand on one leg. Silly thing.ReplyDelete
That's a gorgeous bird!ReplyDelete
Beautiful images, it is one of my favourites Adam.ReplyDelete
i adore these tough looking birds!ReplyDelete
Try as I might I would never get Bullfinches to my garden feeding station. They are just very scarce near our coast but a little more common inland.ReplyDelete
Seems to be favoring one leg. Pretty bird.ReplyDelete
A fairly scarce species around my patch but always a delight to see. Not often seen on one leg!!ReplyDelete
Nicely captured Adam.
I have never seen one in real life, I wish I couldReplyDelete
Such a beauty! Amazing shots!ReplyDelete
Well I'm not sure that 1st one has more than one leg.ReplyDelete
Cute little chirpers!
Gorgeous bird! I'm glad you were able to get these great shots. I love the one with his head cocked to the side. Cute having his leg up in his feathers too.ReplyDelete
Er, I wondered if finches don't often stand on one leg? Like Margaret, I have to know; I hope you put us out of our misery by the next post. beautiful image of this bird, BTW. Thanks for sharing. JoReplyDelete
Beautiful markings/colors. And by the looks of your photo series, quite a charming character!!!ReplyDelete
He is just adorable ! :)ReplyDelete
He is just adorable ! :)ReplyDelete
He's handsome! My grandmother often had them in her garden, but I seldom see them.ReplyDelete
you captured his "best" side!!! beautiful!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful little bird..Great shots..Love his colors..ReplyDelete
Bullfinches are beautiful birds. Great captures.ReplyDelete
As some of you have guessed, the little guy in the first two pictures seems to be standing on one leg. Not your usual behaviour for a Bullfinch.ReplyDelete
Our chickens and ducks sometimes stand on one leg. I have no idea why they do it but, like the bullfinch, they seem quite at ease on one leg.ReplyDelete
Many thanks for adding bullfinches to #AnimalTales - they are lovely birds that always give me a thrill when I see them (which is not very often).
I'm always impressed by birds that stand on one leg-they never seem to wobble! A beautiful bird.ReplyDelete
How did he lose his leg, I wonder?ReplyDelete
He seems to manage quite well.
Great photos as always.
Thanks for linking up at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/07/get-peek-at-those-cute-little-feet.html
Delightful, Tom The Backroads TravellerReplyDelete
The red color is really striking. I hadn't seen this bird before.ReplyDelete
That is stunning!ReplyDelete
I've never seen a Bullfinch before. Great shots!ReplyDelete
Great close-ups and very talented bird - how to balance that round little body on one leg.ReplyDelete
Such beautiful birds. Amazing the one seems thriving with just one leg.ReplyDelete
A lovely group of pictures!ReplyDelete
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I aways enjoy your photographs and commentary - great work #AnimalTalesReplyDelete
That second shot is fab the way he's cocked his head to check you out.ReplyDelete
i assume you don't often see a Bullfinch on one legReplyDelete
Love the way he is tipping his head as if he assessing youReplyDelete