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Taken in the garden last week


Siskin Male ( Carduelis spinus ) Length 12cm.
This is a charming little Finch which is numerous and widespread during the winter months in Britain and Ireland. Numbers are increased by continental Birds.
In the breeding season it is common in parts of Scotland but local elsewhere in Britain and Ireland.
The Male in its breeding plumage has s striking yellow and green plumage with a black bib and forehead.
The Female and winter Male have more subdued colours but always show two yellow wingbars and a yellow rump in flight.
Breeds mainly in conifer forests but in the winter forms flocks which feed mainly on cones of alder and birch.
It often mixes with Redpolls in feeding flocks.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:70.0 - 200.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 110.1 - 314.6 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Jun 2013 - 1:13 PM
Focal Length:200mm
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:Male Siskin
Username:nglen nglen
Uploaded:7 Jun 2013 - 3:12 PM
Tags:Birds dorset, Wildlife / nature
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Ted447
Ted447 e2 Member 180 forum postsTed447 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 3:33 PM

Brilliant image of a great bird. TedGrinGrin

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jun 2013 - 9:28 PM

Great colour and detail of this lovely little bird, thanks for the description.
David

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