On The Fence

This is the delightful little fellow who has been helping himself to sunflower hearts from my feeder for the past few weeks or so.

This was the first time I have managed to get a photo of him. It is a male Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), and he always appears to visit around five in the afternoon. It was just by luck that I had the right lens fitted to the camera at the right time to get these photos of him.

It looks like a young bird, sporting his fresh and bright plumage.

He knew I was watching him, as I had watched him before, and although a little nervous, I think he wanted the sunflower seeds so much he had pepped up his bravado.

And kept flitting to the feeder to gather one or two seeds before settling on the fence post again.

To learn more about these wonderful finches please visit my Chaffinch post.