Monday, 26 April 2010

Mr & Mrs (Bullfinch)

















We had a trip to Dorset this weekend for Pat's nieces wedding which was fabulous on a glorious day that could not have been bettered.

On Saturday morning I got time to sit in the garden and wait for the resident pair of Bullfinches, you know the ones that do not feed on bird feeders!!! This is a lie.

What a treat, such beautiful birds. Over this weekend in an average size estate garden, not far from countryside we had Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Blackbirds, Wood Pigeon, Collared Dove, Robin, Dunnock, House, Sparrow, oh and I could not believe a Whitethroat bathing vigorously in the bird bath! Plus a Common Buzzard in the trees at the bottom of the neighbours garden and a lost racing pigeon.

6 comments:

Little Brown Job said...

Lovely images Mike, especially that last one.

Bob Bushell said...

Wow, they are beautiful images, you're really an artist.

Daniele C. said...

Bellissimo Mike.....congratulations...!!!!

Linda Yarrow said...

I'm glad you had a great time in Dorset:-) Lovely pictures of the Bullfinch. I have a pair visiting regularly at my birdtable with the ramekins. But yesterday, I had a Sparrowhawk, oh dear, and I have not seen the Bullfinches today.

The Early Birder said...

Absolute treat Mike..thanks for sharing these. FAB.

Chris said...

HI Mike,
These are fantastic pictures mate! Wow just gorgeous when it drinks... I never got it correctly. I might have to try again and again...