A male bullfinch came to my feeder yesterday – it is the first time I have ever had a bullfinch come to a feeder either here in Devon or elsewhere. I guess it is not that uncommon but I have never seen it before.
I decided to get my new Devon Bird Atlas out to see how they were getting on in the county.
There appears to have been some declines around urban areas like Exeter and Plymouth and in some rural areas in South and East Devon. Apparently the reasons for these declines are currently not fully understood – another species therefore to keep an eye on.
If you haven’t already done so I strongly recommend you acquire a copy of the new Devon Atlas – copies of the 1977-85 Atlas are also still available.