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 (5)

Nick Weall on March 13, 2013

Steve Drury ~ Well it is one of those win ~ win situations Steve ~ The birds have gradually come to enjoy the food and today I got payback by being able to take some shots. I'll try and get a little nearer to them tomorrow and see what I get ~ Thanks for your nice long visit and kind comments, plus the likes ~ All the best ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on March 16, 2013

LIKE!!!!

Nick Weall on March 16, 2013

nadiakushnir, ~ thanks !!! ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Сувајац on March 26, 2013

Beautiful :) Like!

Nick Weall on March 26, 2013

Сувајац, ~ Thank you for your nice comment and like ~ All the best ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:12:45
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/3200)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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