A rare sight

Since taking early retirement, I had the time to watch the birds come and go in our garden.
Obviously no longer having a garden, we are seeing a different selection, though we have the old favourites, robins, blackbirds, tits and wood pigeons.
We now have the added delights of a kingfisher sitting on the bow of the boat opposite or next door,
visiting swallows at very close quarters,
green woodpecker
and several species of water fowl.
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Coming back from a trip into town this afternoon, I dropped Hubby off to walk the dog along the lock and drove home.
As I sat in the car here in the car park listening to the news, a barrel of red plumage caught my eye, and I could see movement of a black capped head.
I am not a twitcher, but I was hoping I was seeing my first ever bullfinch in the flesh.

Source: Birds of Britain Monthly Web Magazine for Birdwatchers
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During the nesting season the bullfinch is a woodland bird; the only sign of its presence a soft piping or a fleeting vision of a white rump.
In late autumn it is more of a wanderer, feeding largely on the seeds of herbaceous plants. But these decrease in importance with the onset of winter and are replaced by tree seeds, especially ash.

And so I was, not one, but two, making a nest in the hedgerow.
In December.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to A rare sight

  1. scifihammy says:

    How wonderful to see all these birds, especially the less common ones 🙂

  2. amommasview says:

    So nice to see the ones that are not as common!

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