A Chaffinch Calling - Cameos of Birdlife #7
first light a chaffinch calling from the cherry
One of the first birds to sing in Spring , often as early as February, and one of the first I hear on waking in the early morning. It is a particularly cheery song.
As the sun rises the chaffinch utters his bold challenge on the tree; the notes are so rapid that they seem to come all at once. Welcome, indeed, is the song of the first finch.
Hodge and his Masters - Richard Jefferies (1870)
Originally a woodland bird it has since branched out into farmland, parks, gardens, towns, pretty much anywhere ...
To read more about Chaffinch song click here ... Sussex Wildlife Trust
I couldn’t find a painting of a Chaffinch in a Cherry but this postcard of a Chaffinch by David Morrison Reid-Henry (1919 – 1977), is stunning. David was a professional artist and illustrator of birds. Some of his best work is to be found in the many books by Dr D. A. Bannerman - Birds of Cyprus, Birds of the Atlantic Islands and many others including ‘The History of the Birds of Britain by Colin Harrison’.
Here is another example of his work and a short biography ...
The recording by Sylvan Schnabel is used here under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 license. This and many more can be found at - Xeno-Canto