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The dandelion saga continues...

Common Bullfinch - Corcan-coille - Pyrrhula pyrrhula

I never thought Bullfinches would be interested in dandelion seeds, and yet, here is the proof. A male & female pair of Bullfinches settled in a patch of dandelions for about two hours to eat the seeds. They took every seed from a puffball, and ate it after separating & discarding the tail.

I love Bullfinches. They look so smart with their black caps and chunky beaks.

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The photo in the previous post is the male Bullfinch. The female was in an awkward position, preventing me getting a clear shot.

Previous posts on dandelions:

Dandelion flowers
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Siskins eating dandelions
mstdn.io/@fitheach/10213380862

@fitheach
I've not noticed the hint of blue in their feathers before. How close did you get to them?

@wizardofosmium
About 5-6 metres. Like a lot of birds there is an iridescent quality in some of the feathers, which gives an impression of different colours depending on the angle of the light.

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