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To Catch a House Finch

For his PhD research in the Burness Lab at Trent on the physiological underpinnings of migration in birds, my boyfriend Simon (or as I sometimes call him, Finch Man) is spending the summer attempting to catch, band, and sample house finches in Peterborough. 780 more words


Friday Feathers #41

Goldfinches! (Spinus tristis). All photos are 1500 x 996, click for full size.


Delicate Eaters

Goldfinches loiter in the edges of the garden and are far more timid than the resident Blue Tits and Great Tits. Put out nigella seeds though and temptation overcomes their shyness. 16 more words

British Birds

Naturelog: 15th May

Off to Minsmere in Suffolk with the local RSPB group. Minsmere is a wonderful collection of different habitats collected together on the Suffolk coast and has long been one of the RSPB’s premier reserves. 740 more words

Natural History

Sunday walk VI

Not sure what bird this is but I know it’s not a sparrow and its not a wren so I think it deserves a place on the blog. 174 more words


Winter's Rest

This winter during a bitter cold weekend I found this goldfinch frozen on the feeder, obviously injured and unable to survive the cold.

Oil Painting