Bullfinch
Pyrrhula pyrrhula

f6.3 @ 1/320s, ISO:800, Nikon D300 w 500mm


"Eurasian Bullfinch," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.This bird breeds across Europe and temperate Asia. It is mainly resident, but many northern birds migrate further south in the winter. Mixed woodland with some conifers is favoured for breeding, including parkland and gardens. This species does not form large flocks outside the breeding season, and is usually seen as a pair or family group.It builds its nest in a bush, (preferably more than 4 metres tall and wide),mature stands of scrub, or tree, laying four to seven eggs. The food is mainly seeds and buds of fruit trees, which can make it a pest in orchards. Ash and hawthorn are favoured in autumn and early winter.
Kuhmo, Finland
 
07/21/2012