Pauline says ....'when it comes to buntings and finches this category probably contains some of Britains most colourful birds .......... male bullfinch immediately springs to mind - rapidly followed by male yellowhammer - and not forgetting the common chaffinch - the male of this species is no slouch for colour either! My favourite though is brambling - probably cos of its scarcity value - I never seem to see them as often as I would like to ........... then again a male siskin is small and very attractive .......... and male crossbills are ablaze with colour - which I definitely don't see enough of!'
I suppose the answer is they are all gorgeous!
Moving on to pipits and larks the opposite is true - archtypal 'little brown jobs' which often cause new (and in some cases some not so new!) birders a few headaches ........ skylark or meadow pipit? Pauline say's ......... 'its not long since in the heat of capturing a bird on a post (I had been trying to photograph a skylark flying into its nest with big caterpillers just over the fence beside the road) when I noticed what I thought was its mate on the post a few yards down - I let the car roll towards it and got photos convinced it was a skylark and I put it up on a website as a skylark ........ yeah you guessed it - it was a meadow pipit - oops!.........'
this recent entry on Finches is wonderful! "How does she do it!!!"
Thank you for sharing them with us all LOL DC
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