Cool chaffinch with Ray-Bans ~ 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 (12)

Rosalyn Hilborne on April 7, 2013

What I like about your bird pictures is that the colours are so natural...some super shots Nick! Like. Best wishes, Rosa.

Nick Weall on April 7, 2013

♦Rosa♦ ~ This is such a pretty little bird Rosa ~ All it needs is for some sunlight to bring its beautiful colours to their natural best ~ thanks for your kind compliments and like too ~ All the best ~ nick

✿ܓGy㋡ngyi ✿ܓ on April 8, 2013

Very nice colors and lights.


Great photo.

Regards Gyöngyi

Nick Weall on April 8, 2013

✿ܓGyöngyi ✿ܓ, 1 ~ Thanks a lot dear Gy ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Nadia Kushnir on April 8, 2013


Nick Weall on April 8, 2013

nadiakushnir, ~ Hi dear Nadia thank you for another like ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Sixten Imgs on April 13, 2013

The Panoramio thumbnails sometimes give a strong first impression that does not go away. This time it was: Cool chaffinch with Ray-Bans.

More Sunny Days

Nick Weall on April 13, 2013

sixtenimgs Great stuff you have managed to express in words that which also went through my mind, but I could not find the right words to express ~ (I also wanted the proper names in the title of course) With your permission I have included your words in the title now :~) _Happy days

Sixten Imgs on April 14, 2013

I'm glad ( and very relieved :) you could use my words, Nick. So the vision was not too obscure.

Nick Weall on April 14, 2013

sixten_imgs ~ Spot on with 20 ~ 20 vision ~~~

Steve. D on April 13, 2014

Hello Nick* a cool chaffinch indeed and most certainly one for my fav's again with a **YS-L

best wishes .. steve

Nick Weall on April 13, 2014

Steve. D ~ Spot on dude :~)))) Thanks Steve ~ and many more thanks for your YSL ~ All the very best ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/07 11:09:51
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash