Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas on the patch

A walk along the Big hedge produced a small flock of all male Bullfinches
Christmas day dawned fine, so after staying in bed a little longer than usual, breakfast was downed and then I set off with the Westies. It made a nice change not to battling against wind and rain.
  Its possible that there is more water in the flash than I have ever seen, unfortunately there was nothing in the area apart from a few Black-headed Gulls, and Carrion Crows.
Male Bullfinch

There was also a few Chaffinches about and a few blue tits , and an occasional glimpse of a Hedgsparrow foraging on the ground amongst the fallen apples.

On the main pond of the reserve just a few Mallard and Gulls, plus the occasional call of a moorhen but none seen.


Black-headed Gull.

And that was about it, not a great deal about but an enjoyable  Christmas day walk.

Linking to Stuarts Wild bird Wednesday------


  1. I love the bullfinches. Merry Christmas!

  2. It is not wild windy Wednesday today, it is, well, it is pleasure to be outside. Brilliant showing of a male Bullfinch, love it.

  3. Great collection of birds! The Bullfinch is my favorite. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  4. A great collection of birds for Christmas day. I hope the new year is a good one for you. Those little birds with the scarlet breasts are especially beautiful.

  5. love those Bullfinches. Happy Holidays! cheers


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