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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Nick Weall on April 25, 2013

Sarah O, Well done indeed dear Sarah ~ I've been waiting for someone to mention that and you are the first!!! ~ Yes Spring is well and truly here now and the leaves are slowly unfurling and blossoms bursting into life ~~~ Enjoy your Spring QofC and the following Summer too ~ Best wishes & hugs ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on April 7, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
    • Taken on 2013/04/07 11:00:09
    • 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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