He confirmed that many species have become very depleted, especially the tree sparrow and the bullfinch , but contrary to the current impression more are holding their own and even increasing.
He worried about the future of the golden eagle, the osprey and the nightingale and he condemned the persecution of the bullfinch .
Other species in danger are the brown hare, skylark, linnet, reed bunting, tree sparrow, grey partridge, bullfinch , song thrush and grass-wrack pondweed.
My bird list included long-tailed tit, greenfinch, mistle thrush, collared dove, pied wagtail, great tit and a particularly coloured male bullfinch .
Feeding on berries or with a mouthful of insects to take to chicks in their nests, images included blackbirds, robins, thrushes and many other birds rarely seen such as the bullfinch , chaffinch, woodpecker, kingfisher and kestrel.
Dog roses, bramble, nettles and thistles provide good for birds such as goldfinch, greenfinch, chaffinches and the occasional rarity such as brambling or bullfinch .
Most urban and suburban gardeners would nowadays be astonished to see the once-common linnet or bullfinch , even if they recognised one in the first place.
Nearby, the rough grass and scrub contain large stands of teasels and thistles, which provide seeds for finches - goldfinch, chaffinch, bullfinch , brambling and siskin are frequent winter visitors.
Whenever she's lost in thought she finds herself drawing a tree under a rainy, autumn sky; a spring flower along a roadside; a red-breasted bullfinch in the snow.
Almost every grower had little option but to trap bullfinches (using cage-traps complete with a live decoy) during the winter and spring.