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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Hamid Gholami on April 14, 2013

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Nick Weall on April 14, 2013

* hamid reza gholami,* ~ Thank you best wishes ~ nick

Nick Weall on April 17, 2013

ian1949 He was dancing the Charleston really Ian :~))) Thank you too ~~~

marita1004 on April 18, 2013

Hello Nick

simply beautiful, good shot

I like all your new bird gallery

Greetings Marita

Nick Weall on April 19, 2013

marita1004 Hello Marita and thank you very much for your compliments ~ I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed the bird shots ~ Best wishes to you ~ nick

Sarah O on April 25, 2013

Hi Nick this little fella is just trying to show off isn't he? what a fantastic pose you were able to get here, great work Nick. you are indeed the "Bird Man":)) Your gallery, with all the birds, is a lot of fun to browse, you do a great job with these captures....

warm wishes my friend....~~Sarah~~

Nick Weall on April 25, 2013

Sarah O, The truth is dear Sarah that the bird finally noticed me move as I was hidden in the back of my Landrover Discover Van with the upper rear half door opened upwards it makes an excellent bird hide if you are patient enough ~ Chaffinches are such beautiful little birds ~ Thanks for the prasie ~ more hugs ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/04/07 11:10:15
    • Exposure: 0.000s (1/2500)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash