One of the small woodland areas of the Parkland that I walk has a number of trees that blossom. I am not sure what kind of tree, maybe a cherry of some kind. Its too tall to be blackthorn. At this time and on into the summer I normally see at least one pair of Bullfinch in that area.
Walking by one of the trees I could hear the unmistakable calls of a pair of these birds.
Searching high up amongst the flowering buds, there they were not far from each other.
As you can see from the images they were feeding on the emerging buds.
The female looked in good shape with her plumage almost spring like in quality.
The male however needs to smarten up considerably, he looked a bit worse for wear and it would be a while before he was in his spring plumage.