Friday, 22 July 2011

Common rosefinch

Despite spending quite a lot of time trying I have been unable to obtain a good clear picture of what is locally anything but common!

I was great to get to see such a rarity so close to home (near Fowlmere).

It is a first year male and it was singing nicely from a ladies garden.

It was found by a local birder who was driving past and stopped for a bicycle and heard it singing, well done that man.
It is a shame it was not a full adult which is a cracking bird and not a dull little chap like this.

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