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Mr Grumpy

By ianrobinson  
Here's a male Greenfinch taken in the garden from the hide, these finches seem quite skittish and shy, maybe that's why i have never managed a decent shot of one before.

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.

Tags: Greenfinch Finch Carduelis chloris Wildlife and nature

Voters: Derek_Fearn, JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY, mex and 23 more


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Comments


21 Jun 2013 8:54AM
Lovely image.

Jenny Smile

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ABPhotosUK 3 20 1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 8:57AM
Excellent Ian, the darker green background works really well and the feather detail is perfect!! Thanks for the comment on my Bullfinch, I've uploaded 3 other shots of the same bird, Andy
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
21 Jun 2013 9:25AM
Nice background, Nice image!! I like it a lot!!
boov Plus
3 2 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 9:53AM
Super image
21 Jun 2013 10:39AM
Great image. Superb bg. Well captured.
21 Jun 2013 1:23PM
Wonderful detailed image
Regards Brian
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 5:28PM
A splendid shot
Ju
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 7:02PM
LOvely photography Ian,

David

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