Training young bullfinches to sing tunes.
"The Captain's Bunk" by M. B. Manwell
Our new neighbor's name is Bullfinch and he's a retired college professor.
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The old ladies were as gaily dressed as bullfinches in spring-time.
"Recollections of a Tour Made in Scotland A.D. 1803" by Dorothy Wordsworth
BULLFINCH, breeding in captivity, ii.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
It may happen that at feeding or cleaning-out time a cock bullfinch, or some valued bird, will slip out and escape.
"Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880" by Various
He sang much more sweetly and softly than most larks, and was a dear little bird, almost as tame as my pet bullfinch.
"The Last Voyage" by Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
B stands for Bullfinch, and Billy, and Ball.
"Rhymes Old and New" by M.E.S. Wright
So the Bull went on tossing and goring all that came within reach; and now he would have nothing to say to the poor little Bullfinch.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
No bird is so fond of sitting on its owner's shoulder as the bullfinch can be.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The house-sparrow and the bullfinch are the chief, but not the only, enemies.
"The Book of Pears and Plums" by Edward Bartrum
"Am I a bullfinch,
Day in and day out?"
- "Even if you can't,
My bird, sing!
"Conversation With A Genius" by Marina Ivanova Tsvetaeva
The songster thrush, the blackbird mellow,
The black-capp'd bullfinch, dear bright fellow,
There build, and brood, and warble clearly;
They haunt and love the hawthorn dearly.
"The May Flower" by Janet Hamilton
I took them a burster, nor eased her nor nursed her
Until the Black Bullfinch led into the plough,
And through the strong bramble we bored with a scramble —
My cap was knock'd off by the hazel-tree bough.
"How We Beat The Favourite" by Adam Lindsay Gordon