Chaffinch ~ Fringilla coelebs

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The chaffinch is the UK's second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK's finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You'll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls. Extract from :

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Comments (6)

Peter_private_box on April 7, 2013

Hi Nick,

You have got these birds eating out of your hands now. This picture really illustrates your comment above about blending in when feeding on the ground. Hence it earns another big like from me.

Best Wishes Peter

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

Peterprivatebox ~ I want to get closer to them Peter, the birds of course think otherwise ~ A lot of patience and hiding needed ~ Thanks for your big like ~ All the best ~ nick

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on April 7, 2013

Great photo!


Hi Gyöngyi

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

*✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 0 * ~ Hi again dear Gy and more thanks for your kind comment and like ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Andy Rodker on April 7, 2013

Charming shot, like all in your excellent series. like

Best wishes, Andy

Nick Weall on April 8, 2013

* Andy Rodker, * Thanks for your nice compliments Andy and more thanks for your like and feedback ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 6, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/06 10:26:01
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 180.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash