Discover the Dales

Bird Watching

Bullfinch

The male bullfinch is a very handsome chap with bright pinkish red breast and cheeks, grey back, black tail and a bright white rump.

The bullfinch thrives in woodland and orchards as they love to feed on buds of trees. In the Yorkshire Dales you are most likely to spot a bullfinch on the edge of a woodland area, keep your ears open as often it is their sombre call that you shall hear before you see them. Sadly this beautiful bird is relatively rare in the Yorkshire Dales, this is possibly due to the limited orchard habitat within the Dales.

Bullfinch