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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 (15)

ANGEL, EL ALFA III on October 13, 2013

Me gusta. Like. Saludos desde Madrid

Nick Weall on October 13, 2013

* ANGEL, EL ALFA III,* ~ Thank you very much ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Guizel J.c on October 13, 2013

Very beautiful capture


friendly greetings -j.c

Nick Weall on October 13, 2013

guizel, Hi again and thanks for your visit, comments and Like ~ All the best ~ nick

Bernard Bost on October 23, 2013

Hi Nick!

I hope you'll take us pictures of our Tour de France next summer…

Your bird is cute! Like!

Cheers, Bernard

Nick Weall on October 23, 2013

Bernard Bost, ~ We will have to see Bernard it is a lovely thought but I hate crowds and would prefer to watch the TdF on a mountain section in France :~) Glad you like this little birdie ~ All the best ~ nick

Peter_private_box on October 26, 2013

Hi Nick,

another cracking picture! I never understand why they are so messy.. Nice thought from Bernard about TdF. Two days in Yorkshire, and a Cambridge to London leg will give us all a great chance to see it, and following the popularity of the Olympics it looks to be a great spectacle for us all.

Best Wishes Peter

Nick Weall on October 26, 2013

Peterprivatebox They have never been house trained Peter :~) Yes it is really great that we have three stages of the TdF to enjoy next year ~ I suspect I'll be watching it on the box though :~)) ~ Enjoy the forthcoming gales ~ nick

William Stephens on October 27, 2013

Hi Nick, congratulations on your 6000th Panoramio photo! Are you using your 300mm f2.8 with a 2x convereter or have you gone and got yourself a 600mm lens? Cheers, William PS LIKE5

Nick Weall on October 27, 2013

William Stephens Thanks William This is the 300 with a 2 x converter ~ the two are made to compliment each other and whilst I haven't made full use of the 2 x Converter it seems to work OK. I have tagged up some shots. I've noticed that finding your subject at 600mm can be a bit of a challenge :~) All the best ~ nick

top spotter on October 30, 2013

Hi Nick what a cracking shot here love the colour and the sun on it really lights it up full marks for this with a YS-L.Best wishes Alan.

rudy_guan on October 30, 2013

Amazing pictures. Like!

Warm greetings from Indonesia. Rudy

Nick Weall on October 30, 2013

top spotter, Hi Alan it is good to hear from you :~) Thanks a lot for your kind praise and YSL ~ All the best ~ nick

rudyguan Thank you too _Rudy for your kind compliment and like ~ All the best ~ nick

Filip Jurovatý on November 4, 2013

nice moment.


Greeting from Slovakia, Filip

Nick Weall on November 4, 2013

* filip.jurovaty,* Hello and thanks for your kind comment and like ~ Friendly greetings ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/10/12 10:35:23
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 600.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash