Six Greenfinches plus one

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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 (6)

Mircea_RAICU on October 13, 2013

Like ONE ! :)

Nick Weall on October 13, 2013

Mircea_RAICU ~ Hi again ~ Glad you like this one ~ Best wishes ~ nick

Doru Paiusan on October 13, 2013

They are so cute! I like it!

Nick Weall on October 13, 2013

Doru Paiusan, ~ Thanks ~ cute they certainly are :~)

Maja Weidemueller on October 14, 2013

How cute! And you have got so many of them dearest P! In front of our house there was a large field of sunflowers this summer, and millions and millions of greenfinches around them! Now they have gone :(( autumn hugs ~ A

Nick Weall on October 14, 2013

beegood ~ I have counted twenty greenfinches here at one time dearest A ~ but a field full must be something else again and so noisy I suspect ~ what a tweet ~~~ but yes they love the sunflowers ~ Enchanted hugs ~P

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