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Young country diary: Now I’m very knowledgeable about bullfinches and the environment| Environment

Young country diary: Now I’m very knowledgeable about bullfinches and the environment| Environment

TThe weekend before Christmas, we stayed in a forest holiday cabin. We saw many birds. My brother and I fed them so they could have a good look. As we were getting ready to head home, my dad shouted, “Come upstairs!” We ran up to the bedroom. We looked out the window to see a little bird in the fog.

My brother found the birdbook and read it. It’s a bullfinch. He cried and he was right. It was amazing! There were many facts that I learned. It’s only 15cm, which is half the length of a ruler. These birds’ chests can be either orange or pink. Sometimes they resemble a robin or an eagle. The males are brightly colored, while the females have dull brown feathers. They eat a lot of seeds, buds, and insects. Their sound is a soft whistle. They are threatened and require help. They can lay four to five eggs and breed from May through July. They build their nests on the ground. It was amazing to see one hopping around in front of me on a cold winter’s day. It was a wonderful experience to see the bullfinch.
Orla, 8

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