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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a African Penguin. And the Southern Pochard by Callum on our Guest Photos.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)

The chaffinch is the UK's second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK's finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You'll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls. [RSPB]

Write and tell me if you  see  any Bohemian Waxwings, we have a new section. Please look at my website bobswildlife.co.uk. There is a photo of a Common Rabbit, and a photo of  the Burrowing Owl in the 'Guest Photos '. I have started a new sightings page, please feel free to add your sightings.







45 comments:

  1. Stunning images for this lovely bird. I like a lot of the vote. Greetings

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  2. Hello Bob. Very stunning photography. I liked very much.

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  3. Bob, what a beautiful Finch! Excellent shots!

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  4. Hi Bob. Great photographs of magnificent bird.

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  5. THere's one local feeder at at a sheltered accomodation complex that they feed on, but not many others!

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  6. Hi Bob, super images of the Chaffinch, a really pretty little bird even if we have plenty of them around. All the best. Regards John

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    1. Thanks John, yes, they fly around here too.

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  7. Hola Bob,magnificas fotos de este Pinzón con unas luces espectaculares.Un abrazo.

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  8. It is a common bird that is uncommonly beautiful.

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  9. Bei uns heißt der kleine hübsche Vogel Buchfink. Vor allem im Winter kommen viele Buchfinken bis ans Haus.
    Deine Bilder gefallen mir wieder sehr.
    Viele Grüße,
    Anette

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  10. Que buenas, Bob y que belleza luce este Pinzon.

    Saludos.

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  11. That is a beautiful finch! He has tones of bronze and gold -- precious metal colors for a precious bird.

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  12. It's good to see every feather and the colours..

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  13. What a beautiful thing. Thank you.

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  14. Such a beautiful bird and your pictures are justifying this bird truly...

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  15. Hi Bob,
    marvelous photos of this wonderful and colorful bird. Awesome !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  16. your photos make one feel that it will all be OK, Bob. Thanks

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  17. Such a pretty bird. Great shots!

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  18. Hello, Bob! This is one of my favorite birds seen in your country. Awesome photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  19. This is a really beautiful bird, Bob.
    I love the colors, and your photographs as always, are so wonderful.

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  20. La primera y la última fotografía destacan por su buen encuadre y la nitidez y detalle de las tomas.
    Un abrazo,

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  21. Hi Bob,
    I'm back again :-)
    Really nice these pictures of the male finch.
    I find it a beautiful color and drawing.

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  22. Such beautiful colouring and such beautiful photographs, Bob.
    Thanks for sharing them.

    All the best Jan

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  23. Amazing pictures Bob.
    Ses you soon. I 'm in Africa.

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  24. Fantastic images Bob!
    Happy weekend Crissi

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  25. Splendour in the finch Bob.
    Greetings Tinie

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  26. Oh, I love these lovely colours.

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  27. Great images of this beautiful male Finch!
    Congrets!
    Have a nice weekend,
    Greetings,
    Maria

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  28. Hello Bob,
    Beautiful pictures of the Chaffinch.
    I love them all, my compliments.
    Best regards, Irma

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  29. hi bob, that is a beautiful finch! excellently photographed. great detail in the plumage, too. thanks so much for sharing.
    enjoy your day, have a wonderful week ahead! x

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  30. Great captures again Bob. The chaffinch is common here in Finland too. There is an old saying here, that summer comes after a half month you see the first chaffinch in the spring...

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