Monday, 15 June 2009






Right place at the exact right time this morning !! This is who I believe to be our new baby Bullfinch, I'm OK with identifying these baby birds when the parents are feeding but when they become a little bit more independent I struggle a bit (still fairly new to the baby bits). Could someone correct me if my ID is incorrect - Thank you
Incidentally he/she is feeding from the millet spray that I put there quite some time ago the other birds just ignore it!!!

9 comments:

Lynmiranda said...

Hi Jayne, lovely pictures. It looks like to me that it is a baby Bullfinch, never seen one before. I have a pair of Bullfinches making daily visits to my feeders so I hope I will be as lucky as you that I get some baby Bullfinches:-)

Ken Browne. said...

Hi Jayne.
Nice pictures of the Bullfinch. I also like the G/S/Woodpecker on the fat/fairy cake feeder.

karen said...

Brilliant pics Jayne, how lucky are you???? Where do you get that 'millet spray' from? Never heard of it!!!x

Jayne said...

Thanks for the comments folks I was almost certain I was correct in my ID from the little one's beak but still glad to have it confirmed. We do feel very privileged to have this family Karen, my Bro' has been an avid birdwatcher for some 20 years plus and he is completely green with envy and tells me he's moving in. The 1st batch of millet was bought from the local pet stall (sold for budgerigars) on our local market, this last batch bought especially for "Bullyminor" was from good old Wilkinson's!!!!
Jayne

denzil said...

great pics jayne, never seen a young bullfinch before, well done.

swatson said...

wow....well done Jayne great visit and great shots.what you calling him/her?
Sheila

Jayne said...

Thanks Sheila - Don't know what do think is a good name for him ?? LOL
Jayne

yen said...

nice

ShySongbird said...

Wow! What gorgeous photos Jayne and I'm so envious of your baby Bullfinch. I'm sorry to disappoint your brother but my bag is packed and I'm already on my way!!