Saturday, 19 June 2010

Another Big Twitch.

Tormaukin Inn Glan Devon.


On Thursday evening Stuart was checking Bird Alert and saw there was a rarity very close to us, but Friday can be a bit difficult for us as you know Stu has his art class in the morning and we were sure the said bird would be gone by the time we could get there. Now this little bird should be in Siberia. We arrived about 2-30 the sun was shining and it was warm. The bird a Common Rosefinch had taken up residence behind a little hotel in Glen Devon a really sheltered spot. We meet another couple from Edinburgh and stood chatting to them watching all the time for our little visitor. We all went to the inn for a coffee and sat outside on the patio for a rest after standing for a while, it was very hot. Then just after 4 o'clock we heard him calling a very loud distinct call for such a little bird. When you look at a picture in a bird book usually when you see the bird it is never as brightly coloured as the book but this little guy I say guy because this is the male was so bright he was so red, if it had been a female she is very drab and brown. We all had great views and this was a life bird for us so that is another one to add to our life list. I would like to thank Jack for sending me the picture he took of the Rosefinch and allowed me to put it in in my blog. So here is the little chap.




The Common Rosefinch.













11 comments:

Stuart said...

Wow is he a wee stunner!!

Sybil said...

What a wonderful wee bird for you to see. What a privilidge to see him. I can just imagine the excitment you felt.
Good to see you write to us again,
Love Sybil x

Jeanie said...

He certainly gets the thumbs up from me. He's a handsome little fellow! Poor soul. I bet he was calling out for a female. Bless!
Lovely to see you about again Joan.I've just made another entry in my journal. If I'm not careful I will get back to normal. lol
Love Jeanie xx

Jeannette said...

How great to be able to add another to your life list. He certainly is beautiful, reminds me a little bit of a cardinal but on a much smaller scale. I wish we had more birds like that permanently over here.

Jan said...

How exciting for you Joan and Stuart ,and so nice of your friend to let you share the piture with us ,he is certainly a handsome little chap isnt he ? ....love Jan xx

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

That is wonderful that you did get to see him. I love watching the birds here at the campground. Yesterday a huge turkey buzzard landed in a tree near by and we watched him for awhile before he flew off. That was a first for me. He wasn't a pretty sight like your little bird though.

Jeannette said...

He's gorgeous Joan! Wonder what he was doing so far from home, I hope he eventually finds his way back to Siberia, I'm glad he hung around for you to see. Jeannette xx

Marie said...

How beautiful Joan! Todd would so love to see one of those!!

Kath said...

Wonderful picture Joan.He is a pretty thing isn't he,sat there proud as punch.So happy to read your pacience waiting for him paid off.Have a Blessed Sunday.Take Care God Bless Kath xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Joan he is such a pretty little bird and the colours are stunning ~ I am so glad you can add another bird to your list ~ Ally X

TARYTERRE said...

What a handsome bird. Breathtaking. You were so lucky that you got to see him, that late in the day. I'm just delighted for you.

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