When I started this Advent Calendar I had a list of birds in my head that I regularly see, it was just a case of seeing them and taking a photo of them on that particular day.
I didn’t expected to include birds such as the Grey Phalarope, The Great Grey Shrike or the Great Northern Diver that appeared on my local patch, which was a bonus.
I had a few birds that I knew I could see everyday such as the Wood Pigeon and the Crow that I left incase it was a quiet day or I was too busy to go further than my garden. I thought today was going to be one of those days until I spotted this male Bullfinch.
The hedgerow is incredibly noisy at the moment, full of Long tailed tits, Blue tits, Robins, Blackbirds and Fieldfares but then I heard a completely different call and a flash of red moving up the hedgerow.
It was a male Bullfinch.