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Old Thursday 5th January 2006, 11:18   #1
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Planting for Bullfinches

Anyone have any idea what plants Bullfinches are particularly attracted to?

I've had Bullfinches visit twice so far this winter and would like to encourage them to become more frequent visitors. First visit was 26th November then a solitary male today. The one that visited today was eating nettle seeds but but he didn't stay for long (long enough to get some good pictures though ). So any suggestions anyone?

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Old Thursday 5th January 2006, 12:34   #2
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I have noticed bullfinches eating cherry and apple blossom. I have both in my garden and the only time I seem to get them is in spring, and then not very often. It would be nice to know what else attracts these pretty birds.
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Old Thursday 5th January 2006, 16:14   #3
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I can recommend the Buddleia for bullfinches, see my thread.

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The only time I have seen bullfinch's is in the spring when they eat the new young buds on trees & bushes, have often wondered where they get to in the winter months.

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Old Thursday 5th January 2006, 19:28   #5
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I can recommend the Buddleia for bullfinches, see my thread.

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Thanks Chris, will leave the spent flower heads on this year.
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we had a large Honeysuckle growing all over a low fence & the Bullfinches really liked the berries.
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Old Thursday 5th January 2006, 21:08   #7
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Thanks Richard, just bought a Winter flowering Honeysuckle last week might get an ordinary one too.
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