Getting close to nature, albeit through a lens, has always been one of my favourite pastimes. Fortunately for me, my eagle eyed wife managed to spot a new and colourful visitor to our garden, a male Bullfinch.
Our garden, and in particular our neighbour’s purple leaved cherry tree, is usually frequented by the robin, house sparrow, blue tit and blackbird, so it was with great surprise that we were able to add the bullfinch to the list of occasional inhabitants.
Although quite commonly found in gardens across the UK (according to the RSPB), it is the first time that I can recall seeing one. As is usually the case with sightings of any sort, once you see one, you usually find another and this time was no different! Over the last couple of days, we have now seen three male bullfinches occupying the same tree at the same time.
They are obviously enjoying the buds of the cherry tree, especially with spring fast approaching!