Another Common Rosefinch
was on Bardsey on Saturday, where a Golden Oriole sang on Sunday, though the pick of the rarities was in Pembrokeshire, where a Yellow-rumped Warbler from North America was found on RSPB's Ramsey Island.
As many as 100 common rosefinches
are spotted in Britain every year and some males do try to establish territories.
Using genetic data from 28 bird species that seemed similar to the honeycreepers morphologically, genetically or that shared geographic proximity, the researchers determined that the various honeycreeper species evolved from Eurasian rosefinches
However, of the FADs of these three species only that of the Common Rosefinch
advanced significantly in Tartu but not in Kuressaare, and that of the Barn Swallow had a significant advance of spring arrival in Kuressaare and a nonsignificant advance in Tartu (see Table 1).
TROTTING ALONG TO SUCCESS Juliet Rogers' Exmoor Rosefinch
in action with Pamela Brown
In this study, I will analyze the amount and dimensionality of growth trajectories in early ontogeny in three species of finches: the chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris), and the scarlet rosefinch
| Last week's Western Orphean Warbler on Bardsey proved to be a one-day wonder, and a Common Rosefinch
was scant compensation for those who missed it.
Bardsey saw Icterine Warbler and Common Rosefinch
, while a Quail was heard singing on the Great Orme, Conwy, and at Holt, Wrexham.
Oh So Sharp (Fillies' Triple Crown, dam of Gr1 winner Rosefinch
and Gr2 winner Shaima, and grand-dam of St Leger winner Shantou).Excellent family.
Others to wait the final outcome were; Ponies UK Ridden, Stokesbury Day Dream, ridden by Robyn Gray; NPS Lead Rein, Mini Champion, Rekcilf Lucky Tansy, Francesca Bell; NPS Novice Ridden, Glenkyle Stal, Sophie Dowdeswell; Ponies UK Novice WHP, Clarmont Star, Rebecca Rawlinson and Moorland Mousie Trust's Rosefinch
Similar passage was noted at Bardsey Observatory, whose log included 36 Skylarks and 47 Coal Tits on Saturday, which followed a Common Rosefinch
and two Firecrests on Friday (though two House Sparrows are statistically rarer on the island).
Intriguing was a brief view of a possible common rosefinch
on a reader's garden feeder near Prestatyn: often it's hard to confirm a sighting on description alone, but a digital photo - however poor - can be a big help, and I'm always happy to try and help with an ID: email firstname.lastname@example.org.
However, this year's catalogue features a host of well-bred individuals, including plenty of lots who are closely related to top-class performers such as Coronation Stakes winner Shake The Yoke, Prix Saint-Alary winner Rosefinch
, multiple Group 1 winner Timboroa and Grade 1 winners The Deputy, Wonder Lady Anne L and High Fly.
The common names of the 38 bird species listed (from top to bottom) are European robin, thrush nightingale, bluethroat, song thrush, redwing thrush, blackbird, fieldfare, starling, dunnock, tree pipit, skylark, chaffinch, redpoll, siskin, bull finch, green finch, linnet, scarlet rosefinch
, reed bunting, wren, marsh warbler, sparrow hawk, red-backed shrike, great spotted woodpecker, icterine warbler, blackcap, garden warbler, lesser whitethroat, barred warbler, wood warbler, willow warbler, goldcrest, great tit, blue tit, tree creeper, redstart, whitethroat, and reed warbler.
Small one - three-year-old: 1, Mrs A Newall's Southernwood Milkyway; 2, Moorland Mousie Trust's Rosefinch