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    Can someone identify this bird, please?

    Observed in my back yard this morning. What is it, please?
    Last edited by Piquet; 26th-March-2013, 17:56.

    #2
    Looks like a male Bullfinch to me. But I learned all I know about birds in the past 90 seconds.

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      #3
      Is it a bullfinch??
      The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man - George Bernard Shaw


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        #4
        A pigeon.

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          #5
          the beak looks like a finches to my mind.
          Life is good

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            #6
            bullfinch.
            Excellence is hard to keep quite - Sherrie Coale

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              #7
              Originally posted by McCloud View Post
              bullfinch.
              Now that's the kind of answer I like. A plain, unvarnished statement of fact. No iffs, ands, buts, maybes or other prevarications. Dowtcha McCloud boy, great to see you back.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Piquet View Post

                Now that's the kind of answer I like. A plain, unvarnished statement of fact. No iffs, ands, buts, maybes or other prevarications. Dowtcha McCloud boy, great to see you back.
                Bullfinch

                Pyrrhula pyrrhula


                Corcrán coille

                Status: Resident. Additional birds arrive from the Continent in winter.

                Conservation Concern: Green-listed in Ireland. The European population has been evaluated as Secure by BirdLife International.

                Identification: Named for its characteristic heavy build and thick “bullish” neck, the Bullfinch is a stocky bird. At around 15cm in length they are roughly the same size as a House Sparrow, though often appear much plumper. Their distinctive thick, stubby black bills are the perfect tools both for shearing off tasty flower buds and for crushing tough seeds. Males have a glossy black cap, face, wings and tail, a pale bar on each wing, and striking white rump patch, pencil-grey back and beautiful reddish-rose breast and belly. Females look similar, save that the breast and belly are instead a greyish brown colour. Young birds are browner overall, and lack the black cap. Usually feeds quietly hidden away in a tree or shrub, usually in pairs or small groups.

                Similar Species: None.
                Call: A quiet melancholic sounding “peu”, sometimes doubled “peu-peu”. The song is a similar quiet warble

                Diet: Feeds mainly on the buds of native trees (Oak, Cherry, Hawthorn), as well as seeds and berries.

                Breeding: Breeds throughout Ireland, usually in hedgerows and deciduous woodland. .

                Wintering: Widespread, especially in gardens.

                Where to See: Common and widespread throughout Ireland.
                Monitored by: Garden Bird Survey.

                Ireland's Birds | Sparrows, Finches & Buntings

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                  #9
                  Look like a Golden Eagle?
                  Frank the Tank is not coming back. OK? That part of me is over, water under the bridge.

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                    #10
                    Where's Stanley when we need him?
                    "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                    Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                    Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
                      Where's Stanley when we need him?
                      He only specialises in Tits.
                      Tic-Toc. POC and DOC. Stop the clock.

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                        #12
                        I've heard he is fond of the Rough Faced Shag too, a rare bird from New Zealand
                        "There are a lot of points that we’ve left behind and this is with a young group. That probably tells you what they’re capable of and that they’re a very good side.

                        Probably next year or the year after next they will take some stopping"

                        Anthony Foley, May 2016. Axel RIP

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Waterfordlad View Post
                          I've heard he is fond of the Rough Faced Shag too, a rare bird from New Zealand
                          Not in NZ
                          Nulla semper amicus, servivit mihi, in iniuriam mihi neminem quem non persolvi

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                            #14
                            The only one Bird I really know is the charly... I know him by heart... In fact, je connais le charly par coeur...
                            "To be energetic and self-sufficing is to be happy; but while one desire remains in the heart happiness may not come there. For to desire is to be incomplete: it is the badge of dependence, the signal of unhappiness, and to be freed from that is to be freed from every fetter that can possibly be forged." (James Stephens, Deirdre)

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                              #15
                              Jonny Cooney's daughter.
                              I am Flsghujslkuo, and I approved this message.

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