Saturday, 8 January 2011

Wise Men and Bullfinches

Epiphany ( the season that remembers the Wise Men) has this year been a time to draw breath after a bitter period. A sunny morning and a friend who wanted to see a Bullfinch turned out to be a breath of fresh air. The hedge round the perimeter of Waterworks Farm is perhaps the best spot to find a Bullfinch in the Green Corridor, and there it was - a pristine male, and for once a friend greatly impressed. One of the finest dressed of all british sonbirds, I often think - even if the feeble piping that is its only song is a let-down, despite being the best way to find this shy bird. But Bullfinches are seen by few, because few try hard enoug. As the Christmas syying is, "Wise Men Still Seek Him" - and it takes a bit of seeking to spot one of the beauties of His Creation, too! - George