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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.

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Comments (4)

willi bremen on October 14, 2013

Very beautiful nature photography.

Best wishes Wilfried

Nick Weall on October 14, 2013

willi-bremen, ~ Thank you Wilfried ~ All the best ~ nick

Sarah O on October 16, 2013

Nick what a lovely job of photography here! such great clarity and fantastic when zoomed in. Its a beauty Nick. this little one is dressed in such lovely color, isn't it? I love it!

another tweet tweet:) ~~Sarah~~

Nick Weall on October 16, 2013

Sarah O, Keep on twittering dear Sarah :~))) Thanks for your lovely comments ~ I think the green finches are very smart and it is a pleasure to have them around the place ~ Have a chirpy day ~ hugs ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on October 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D700
    • Taken on 2013/10/12 10:42:59
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1000)
    • Focal Length: 600.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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