Female Bullfinch

The other day, a female bullfinch was in feeding the long grass close to our flower meadow / orchard. She didn’t seem able to fly and the kids wanted to help her. So after we took her photograph, I gently picked her up and checked her out. There was no obvious damage and she was pretty perky. We don’t have any cats (except for an odd feral one that passes though) so it seemed better to leave her to fend for herself. She was eating the dandelion seeds heads and there were plenty about. There are a pair of sparrowhawks that nest in the woodland below us, but they are more likely to take a bird in flight or from a bush. There was no sign of her the next morning so we hope she recovered and flew off.

Female Bullfinch

Female Bullfinch

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