Gold Finch ~ Carduelis carduelis

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A highly coloured finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in loose colonies, they have a delightful liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels. Increasingly they are visiting birdtables and feeders. In winter many UK goldfinches migrate as far south as Spain.

Extract from RSPB web site

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Nick Weall on March 17, 2013

dževad hadžihasanovi…, ~ I too have been learning about the birds dževad since I started trying to capture their beauty ~ so gradually my knowledge is developing a litle ~ Friendly greetings to you too ~ nick

top spotter on March 18, 2013

Hello Nick YSL here for this one I`ve seen them but nevet been able to got a photo full marks for this Nick.Best wishes Alan>

Nick Weall on March 18, 2013

top spotter Hi there Alan and wow ~ many thanks for the YSL ~ I'd love to get a real close up shot of it one day ~ Thanks for your great comments ~ All the best ~ nick

245Ronald on March 20, 2013

Very nice composition, and such beautiful colours.


Kind regards Ronald.

Nick Weall on March 20, 2013

245Ronald, ~ Thanks Ronald this is a particularly colourful and beautiful bird ~ Thanks for the like ~ All the best ~ nick

Mircea_RAICU on March 21, 2013

Beautiful capture , LIKE !
Mircea R.

Peter_private_box on March 21, 2013

Hi Nick,

Another really nice one of a beautiful bird. I get these in my garden too. They love sunflower hearts! Alan, maybe you could try them and see if your luck improves!

Best Wishes Peter

Nick Weall on March 21, 2013

MirceaRAICU ~ Thank you very much _Mircea ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Peterprivatebox I'm trying out Nyjer seeds too Peter ~ I can see someone has been eating them but I have been too busy and out of the office for most of this week to see exactly who. Next I'll try black sunflower sees too ~ 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 09:16:04
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash