Green Finch ~ Carduelis chloris

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Conservation status: Green 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 :

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Comments (6)

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 7, 2013

Such clear and brilliant colours Nick. Well done. Like. Best wishes, Rosa.

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

♦Rosa♦ ~ Its funny the Greenfinch looks so yellow at times especially in good sunlight and on the wing ~ It was so great to have some decent sunlight this weekend, even if a little hazy at times ~ Thanks for the like Rosa ~ All the best ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on April 8, 2013


Nick Weall on April 8, 2013

nadiakushnir, ~ Hi dear Nadia thank you for your super comment ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Mher Ishkhanyan on April 15, 2013

lovley shot L+F

Nick Weall on April 15, 2013

Mher Ishkhanyan, ~ Thank you for your kind compliment and YSL ~ friendly greetings ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/07 12:15:24
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1250)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash