|Acrobatic female Bullfinch|
We have been rewarded with a pair of Bullfinches. They come most morning to sit on the ends of the branches and acrobatically and methodically pick out all the seeds from the dead flower heads.
What a reward!
Now we have no crisis of conscience from chasing them away from our soft fruit bushes but pleasure in seeing them fattening on Buddleia seeds. We were totally unaware that they formed part of their diet, but now that we do, I think we may leave pruning to late winter every year.