A Sanguine Bullfinch and Randy Buzzards

Look Dad, I can walk with one foot on the curb and one on the road!

Sunday morning was clear, bright and, out of the wind, almost summery. With his brother and sister at Sunday School, S got his dad all to himself. This meant a very slow walk during which each pebble, twig etc. that we passed had to be examined in detail. Moss in particular was fascinating and I’m afraid that several verdant patches were badly scarred by tiny fingers. We dawdled to Pointer Wood…

…where we distracted for quite some time by a bullfinch sanguine in both temperament and hue…


We were further distracted by four buzzards sporting overhead, at least one of which was engaged in a stalling, falling and swooping spring display flight.

A Sanguine Bullfinch and Randy Buzzards

5 thoughts on “A Sanguine Bullfinch and Randy Buzzards

  1. Walking with one leg higher than the other is an important skill for hillwalkers.
    Try not to encourage this behaviour as it only leads to an unhealthy interest in stoves..

  2. beatingthebounds says:

    Thanks Mike – you made me chuckle as ever.
    The kids are already displaying an abnormal fascination with stoves, I thought that they had inherited pyromania from their Mum (a chemistry teacher and therefore addicted to loud bangs, explosions and conflagrations in general). But maybe it’s some kind of backpacking gene…?

  3. dragonmage06 says:

    The bullfinch is gorgeous. I’ve never seen one before, and I love the color. It’s so great that you get to take walks with your kids like this 😀

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