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Blackcap | Blue Tit | Bullfinch | Chaffinch | Chough


Blackcap

Click for larger image - opens in new browser window or tabClick for larger image - opens in new browser window or tabThis is a bird that I had never seen until December 2005.  It is quite a small bird, about the size of a blue tit, but is fairly easy to identify because of the distinctive marking on the male.  The female has a brown cap.  I saw the female in the garden first, but so far she has been far more difficult to photograph.  I have not seen them at all since the winter months.
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Blue Tit

Blue Tit, June 2007One of the more common visitors to the garden feeders, sometimes alone, but frequently in twos or threes, they are daily visitors throughout the whole year.  Updated May 2008.

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The pictures below were taken in 2003.

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Bullfinch

Click for larger picture - opens in a new browser windowClick for larger picture - opens in a new browser windowBullfinches were far less common in the garden at first, and generally stayed on the ground feeding on seed dropped from the feeders.

More recently, they seem much more at ease with the feeders, and it was very pleasing to see for the first time during spring 2005 a male and female pair regularly visiting the feeder together.  Since then, bullfinches have been regular visitors to the feeders, but only ever singly or in a male and female pair.


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Chaffinch


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Chaffinches were almost completely absent from the garden until 2005.  In spring of that year, a female chaffinch seemed to find her way to the feeders and since then they have gradually become more regular visitors.  
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The female is the brown bird in these pictures.  The male has the more traditional red colour.
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Chough

The chough is a member of the crow family, black feathers with a distinctive narrow red bill.  In Britain it is mainly found in west coast areas.  This chough was pictured in August 2008 at South Stack, Anglesey.

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Updated 30/12/08