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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)

Rosalyn Hilborne on March 15, 2013

Looks like you caught this one mid stride! Gorgeous picture. Like. Regards, Rosa.

Nick Weall on March 15, 2013

* ♦Rosa♦* ~ He looks a bit like a road runner, I'm never quite sure what I'm going to end up with when I rapid fire the camera, I wait until the pose looks good and then away I click ~ they move so fast though ~ it is all a bit hit and miss ~ Thanks for the like and compliments ~ Have a good weekend ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on March 16, 2013

Very good!

Nick Weall on March 16, 2013

nadiakushnir, ~ Hi Nadia thanks for your compliment ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Nick Weall on March 17, 2013

Antoni F., ~ It may well have been watching me ~ I was pretty close ~ Thanks for your compliment and enjoy your Sunday ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on March 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/03/13 09:13:23
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash