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 (2)

ka9894 on March 14, 2013

Lovely birds, wonderful capture, dear Nick !

L

Spring is near here :)

Have a Nice Day ! :)

Kat

Nick Weall on March 14, 2013

ka9894, Here we have enjoyed sun although it is still pretty cold, there are warnings of possible snow again later ~ but yes dear Kat ~ Spring must be near now ~ I'm glad you like these birdies :~))) Thanks for your good wishes too ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:15:06
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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