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)

Nick Weall on March 13, 2013

Steve Drury ~ It was a pleasure to see these Green Finches first appear a couple of weeks ago ~ a flash of yellow and I wondered what on earth they were ~ today I was able to take some shots and identify them for certain at last ~ Thanks for the YSL ~ to get the pair in focus proved difficult to say the least, so I settled for one ~ All the very best to you Steve ~ nick

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on March 14, 2013

This photo is amazing.


Regards Gyöngyi

Lady Harley on March 14, 2013

Another excellent shot * Nick * However, I'm inclined to think Mr Green Finch is not happy as he seems to have a bit of scowl happening ;)

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Nick Weall on March 14, 2013

ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 30 ~ Wow thank you very much Gy for such a compliment and like ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Lady Harley I think the shape of the beak makes em look a little grumpy Judy ~ hopefully the nuts cheered him up ~ Thanks for the like ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:13:31
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash