Full house at the Sun Flower Hearts

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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 (8)

Jean THIERS on October 15, 2013

LIKE. Ils ont de la chance, les mangeoires sont bien pleines! Bonjour d'Albi. Jean.

Nick Weall on October 15, 2013

Jean THIERS Thanks for your like Jean they manage to empty the feeders by the end of most days, so my first task in the mornings is to fill them all up again :~)

Best wishes to you in beautiful Albi ~ nick

Amelia Royan on October 16, 2013

The bird man of CSP is back. :)

You're certainly attracting a lot of finches dear Nick, They've even come down to you from Shropshire I think. We haven't put out any feeders yet. I'm waiting for a flock of 'anythings' to clear the 1000s of berries on our rowan tree.


Nick Weall on October 16, 2013

Amelia Royan There were over twenty of them yesterday at one stage dearest LGM fluttering around everywhere waiting for a chance to settle on a feeder. The funny thing is that there is a very large Rowan tree about four metres away from the feeders with all of its berries untouched too so far the same goes for another slightly smaller Rowan six metres away on the other direction ~ I might put an arrow up reading "Berries this way" and send them up to you for a while XXX

top spotter on October 30, 2013

Hi Nick No room at the Inn here looks like a full house great shot like Best wishes Alan.

Nick Weall on October 30, 2013

top spotter, ~ Hi again Alan yes it can get a bit crowded on all nice feeders !!! ~ Thanks for the like too ~ All the very best to you ~ nick

Filip Jurovatý on November 4, 2013

nice picture.


Greeting from Slovakia, Filip

Nick Weall on November 4, 2013

* filip.jurovaty,* Hello and thanks for your visit, compliment and like ~ Friendly greetings ~ nick

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  • Uploaded on October 13, 2013
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    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/10/12 11:31:26
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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