Green Finch ~ Carduelis chloris

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Its twittering and wheezing song, and flash of yellow and green as it flies, make this finch a truly colourful character. Nesting in a garden conifer, or feasting on black sunflower seeds, it is a regular garden visitor, able to take advantage of food in rural and urban gardens. Although quite sociable, they may squabble among themselves or with other birds at the bird table.

Greenfinch populations declined during the late 1970s and early 1980s, but increased dramatically during the 1990s. A recent decline in numbers has been linked to an outbreak of trichomonosis, a parasite-induced disease which prevents the birds from feeding properly.

Extract from the RSPB website

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Comments (4)

Janina_Bieleńko on March 17, 2013

You have very interesting world around ... your photos are like good film about the birds. Janina

Nick Weall on March 17, 2013

JaninaBielenko ~ I have three main places where I feed the birds _Janina all miles apart from each other ~ This gives me an opportunity to take pictures of some of our more common birds ~ Thanks for your nice long visit and kind comments ~ best wishes ~ nick

Janina_Bieleńko on March 18, 2013

This is a good reason to leave the house for a walk ;)

Nick Weall on March 18, 2013

Janina_Bielenko ~ So true :~)

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  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:13:26
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