Bullfinch

A resident, breeding bird to the reserve. Maximum of 8 Birds seen together.

17/02/62 - Leucistic female - crown white with large amounts of white on wings & tail

14/04/95 - Pair

27/01/96 - Pair

05/06/98 - Pair with food

20/12/98 - 5 Birds together

29/03/99 - 5 Birds: 3 males & 2 females in apple tree

12/01/00 - 4 Birds - 2 pairs seen throughout February

22/02/02 - 7 birds

04/03/03 - 2 pairs throughout March

02/03/04 - 2 pairs

06/03/05 - 6 birds (2 pairs in April)

30/01/06 - 4 birds (3 males) 2 pairs seen in February

06/12/07 - 3 birds

08/03/08 - 5 birds

11/06/08 - Pair feeding young

30/08/09 - Family Party

2010 - 1 to 2 pairs between January and October

2011 - 1 pair throughout year, family party in June.

2012 - 1 pair most of the year, exceptionally 4 pairs in one tree on 10/02 (SH). 8 birds being a record count for Chard

09/01/13 - 6 birds (4 males) all together and mixing wiith other finches

2014 - Singles or pairs on 18 dates throughout the year with 3 on 06/02, 3 on 21/02 and 4 on 28/02

2015 - Only records were 1 on 26/01, 3 on 30/01 and 2 on 28/02

2016 - Singles or pairs on 15 dates throughout the year with 5 on 15/02, 4 on 19/02 and 4 on 10/08