January 26th   2 comments

Male bullfinch

Bullfinches are not often in Crail, which is a shame, because they are outrageous to look at, like little matadors and with a very attractive soft peeping whistle. Anyway, there are at least three in residence along the hedge between Balcomie Caravan Park and the cemetery extension. They are local birds with a higher pitched “phew” than the larger immigrant birds we get from Scandinavia – their large size gives them a more melancholy, deeper “phoo” note.

Posted January 26, 2018 by wildcrail in Sightings

2 responses to “January 26th

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  1. Two appeared in our garden yesterday (Middlefield Road) for the first time ever. Lovely looking birds – fitted well besides our two regular goldfinches – all very colourful!

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