Common Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula)

STATUS AT LONGHAM LAKES

Uncommon autumn migrant and winter visitor. All records given so far:

1. 1 on 22 September 2005 (in the scrub by Longham Reservoir North).
2. 1 heard on 18th October 2005.
3. 1 male on 13th January 2006 (Trevor Thorpe).
4. 1 male in the scrub by Hampreston Fields, 23rd October 2006.
5. 1 male on 11th November 2007. (Chris Parnell)
6. 1 on 20th December 2007 (Chris Parnell).
7. 4 by the edge of Emily’s Wood, 21st January 2009.
8. 1 heard on the South Side, 26th October 2009 and then 2 in the same place, 5th November 2009.
9. 1 male by LR North on 28th November 2009 (Trevor Thorpe).
10. 1 on 18th December 2009, with another on 30th.
11. 2 by LR North on 17th January 2010. (Birdforum).
12. 2 on 12th March 2010.
13. 1 on 8th November 2010 and 2 on 14th (Trevor Thorpe).
14. 4 by Samuel’s Wood on 17th January 2011.
15. 2 along Green Lane on 29th January 2011 (Trevor Thorpe).
16. 1 heard on 11th October 2011, at least 5 around on 14th October and heard again on 17th October.
17. Recorded on 7th and 8th December 2011.
18. 1 on 2nd January 2012 (David Taylor).
19. 3 on 14th February 2012 (Alan Pearce).
20. 21. 5 (3 males, 2 females) on 2nd February 2013, near Green Lane (Trevor Thorpe). Also seen on 3rd February (Chris Parnell).
22. 2 on 6th November 2013 (George Green).
23. 3 on 6th January 2014 (DC), then 2 on 29th and also seen on March 31st.
24. 1 on 6th January, then seen on 15th April, ringed on 4th June, 8th September and 13th October 2015.

2016: 3 on 11th February, 2 on 28th March (Darran Jones), 3 on 8th April and 1 on 15th November.

Ringing:

Bullfinch (Roger Peart)

Bullfinch, Longham Lakes, July 2012 (Roger Peart)


2012: 4 ringed between May and August.
2013: 8 ringed between May and September.
2014: 12 ringed, 8 in August.

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