It is a bother to hover ~~~

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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 (9)

mato angel 1 on October 14, 2013

Very interesting Nick. Great photography too! Warm regards, Ray

Nick Weall on October 14, 2013

mato angel 1 Hiya Ray I enjoy watching the birds and so it is a pleasure to provide some of their food ~ I'm glad you have enjoyed this shot and hope that all is well in your World ~ Warm wishes ~ nick

Kicaj on October 14, 2013

piękne LIkE :)

Serdecznie pozdrawiam Kicaj :)

Nick Weall on October 14, 2013

Kicaj ~ Thank you very much for your visit, compliment and like ~ Best wishes to you ~ nick

Andy Rodker on October 14, 2013

Lovely shot.

I discovered that there is no word in Spanish for 'hover'. I used kestrel analogy in class to explain!


Best wishes, Andy

Nick Weall on October 15, 2013

Andy Rodker ~ What a bother to have no hover is Spanish Andy Good to heaar that the Kestral can help your explanation of the concept ~~ thanks for your like ~ All the best nic

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on October 15, 2013

Really beautiful shot!

Well done, L+F

Greetings :)

Nick Weall on October 15, 2013

Sababoy ~ Hello and very many thanks for your compliments and YSL ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Nick Weall on October 27, 2013

Steve Drury ~ I take these shots sitting in the back of the Landi Steve with the rear top hatch door opened upwards with the camera on a collapsed tripod. The rear of the Landi is about 4 metres away from the nearest of the feeders. When I upstairs in my office I must be around 20 metres away and use my field glasses to see what is going on :) Thanks for checking this one out full size and thanks for your like too ~ All the best ~ nick

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 13, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Nick Weall
    • Taken on 2013/10/12 11:30:53
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/2000)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash