Goldfinch ~ 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. From :http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/g/goldfinch/index.aspx

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Comments (3)

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

Steve Drury, ~ No tricks here Steve just food once again to tempt them in ~ At last the sun is giving us some decent light ~ Thanks a lot for the YSL and your generous compliments ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Derek Geer on April 9, 2013

Very pretty bird. Well captured. Regards Derek

Nick Weall on April 9, 2013

Derek Geer ~ Hi Derek and many thanks for your kind comments ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 6, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
    • Taken on 2013/04/06 11:45:13
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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