Stunning birds but never seen one.
"He who kills sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.
Nice little cock bird. I've bred these a few times over the years but alas at the moment don't have any.
I've still got Greenies, redpoll and bullies. But only a few pairs now.
There were several around here a couple of years ago but haven't seen one since.
I had 3 in my garden the year I moved here (1999), not seen one since!
We get quite
big flocks of them up the local brook in all of the alders,come over from Siberia I believe.