bullfinches raiding my apple tree 14-4-13

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bullfinches raiding my apple tree 14-4-13

Postby Sickbag_andy » Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:03 pm

As much as I like wildlife there are time I have mixed feelings, this pair of Bullfinches turned up on my apple tree this afternoon and set about stripping all the buds, I’m off to Italy tomorrow and wonder if there will be any buds left when I return? They were making short work of them and seem to have an insatiable appetite
First the male:
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go on help yourself!..........
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want any more?..........
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And the female had no lesser appetitie
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I think I will be buying apples this autumn! ~x(
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Re: bullfinches raiding my apple tree 14-4-13

Postby Aceyone » Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:44 am

Almost worth losing a few buds to see these pretty little finches,I haven't seen one for years !
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Re: bullfinches raiding my apple tree 14-4-13

Postby Ray C » Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:31 pm

Just enjoy the Borolo sun & pasta..... :p
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Re: bullfinches raiding my apple tree 14-4-13

Postby Hihonyr8811 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:33 pm

Birds are struggling at the minute with the "late" spring :(
The black birds are taking my apple buds ~x( :))

Gorgeous birds though, love the pics.
We hardly ever get bull finches in our garden :( (we do get hundreds of gold finches though).
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Re: bullfinches raiding my apple tree 14-4-13

Postby Sickbag_andy » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:16 pm

Hihonyr8811 wrote:Birds are struggling at the minute with the "late" spring :(
The black birds are taking my apple buds ~x( :))

Gorgeous birds though, love the pics.
We hardly ever get bull finches in our garden :( (we do get hundreds of gold finches though).



we've had lots of goldfinches lately but these are the first bullfinches I have seen for a very long time
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