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 (4)

Nadia Kushnir on April 8, 2013

Bravo, Nick!!!!!!!

Nick Weall on April 8, 2013

nadiakushnir, ~ Hi dear Nadia thank you ~ Best wishes ~ nick

bdeh on April 9, 2013

Good and sharp picture Nick. LIKE! You've got some great pictures of birds! Greetings Berend

Nick Weall on April 9, 2013

bdeh ~ I tend to start off with a banker so to speak and then try to get better and better shots of the species as time goes by. As you must well know it takes time and patience ~ oh and a really long lens might help me too (One day I might even get one, who knows) In the meantime I wish for better light and warmer days. All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/07 12:34:22
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 400.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash