Greenfinch in the green ~ ~ 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 (9)

Schwiemonster on June 15, 2013

yes .... where else! :-) greeeeeen! like it, dear Nick Hugs, Ellen

Nick Weall on June 15, 2013

Schwiemonster, ~ So at least all the rain has made everything so green this year Dearest Ellen ~ Thanks for your like and warm hugs to you too ~ nick

Nick Weall on June 16, 2013

Steve Drury ~ Thanks for the compliments Steve ~ and even more thanks for the YSL ~ the leaves add a lot I think compared to the earlier in the year bare branch shots ~~ All the best ~ nick

girolamo fedele on June 16, 2013

Beautiful bird !! like3,


Nick Weall on June 16, 2013

FGirolamo ~ Thanks again Girolamo for the like and compliment ~ All the best ~ nick

Rosalyn Hilborne on June 17, 2013

Shows the markings beautifully Nick...another YSL :D

Nick Weall on June 17, 2013

♦Rosa♦ ~ This is Mr Agro the fiercest looking of the three Greenfinches that visit each day, probably a very friendly chap really Rosa ~ Thanks for the YSL ~ all the best ~ nick

Gabriel Avramovici on June 28, 2013


Nick Weall on June 28, 2013

gabiavram ~ Hiya again Gabi and more thanks ~ All the best ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on June 15, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/06/15 12:24:33
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash