Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Any ornithologists out there?

Inspired by Troubador I went out and bought a video camera to mount on the bike; of course I haven't got round to it yet, although I've bunked off work for a couple of days to enjoy the heatwave the UK is currently enjoying so I'm hoping to get it fixed up soon. In the meantime, however I was looking out the window when I spotted this handsome-looking chap, not being a birder I don't have a clue what he is so any answers will be gratefully received (please excuse the shaky hand, old age you know!, and don't mention the music in the background)


  1. Looked like a finch to me but not the same finches we have in the Pacific Northwest of the US. However, with a little research of UK birds it is a Gold Finch and a very beautiful one at that.

    Here is a link:

    Can't wait to see how you mount the camera to your bike.

  2. Thanks Troubadour; I'd recognised the greenfinches but had never seen the goldfinch up close before.

    I'm thinking of mounting the camera to the handlebars, there's a cross-piece there. Problem is, the camera will be looking thro' my small screen which looks like it has a lot of distortion to it. I may just pull off the screen.