For more than a week now a male Bullfinch has been hopping about on our lawn almost all day long, usually alone, sometime with his mate. He is clearly feeding, pecking at daisies and dandelion flowers. We have a feeder that he visits occasionally but he seems more interested in the flowers. Is this normal behaviour? He does seem very exposed out there, especially as a Sparrowhawk regularly flashes through, and his little legs seem poorly adapted for moving about through grass.
Lovely to have a Bullfinch as a regular guest. I've seen many other Finches, e.g. Goldfinches, Serins , Greenfinches foraging in gras and lawns. They also like the little gras buds and seeds. It's good if they stay at their natural diet and not eat only from the feeder with its powerful but less varied seeds.
In reply to Tony Fulford:
Hi Tony The Serins are in Berlin, Germany, I already heard you don't have many Serins in England. We can find all the Finches you mention in and outside Berlin. Yellowhammers, Linnets and Bullfinches more outside Berlin, the others aswell in the parks gardens and trees of the city. At least the "German" Siskins are all back to their breeding areas in Scandinavia and Northern Russia.
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