Sunday, 14 July 2013

A Finch

The Male Greenfinch     Carduelis chloris
 


 

 

 
The flash of yellow told me that the greenfinch was back. I had seen it hiding in the conifer the day before, but it didn't come to the feeder. I threw a few sunflower seeds on the ground as I do every evening and hoped it would be brave enough and hungry enough to come down in time for me to get to my hide before the light faded.It came, and eventually brought all the family which I will show you on another post.

26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

just beautiful! lovely, up-close, detailed shots of this specially colored bird!

Rita Vaselli said...

What a beautiful color and that worried! Perhaps he was reassured when he brought the whole family?
I'm curious to see. Dear Sonija good week in your garden of Eden!

Frank said...

FABulous shots of your Greenfinch.

We have a few that invade the garden feeders fairly often.

Giga said...

Bardzo lubię to ptaki. U nas też je można zobaczyc. Pozdrawiam.
I really like the birds. You can see them too. Yours.

Nancy said...

What a handsome fellow....The shade of green is just beautiful...I will look forward to the other shots...

Adam said...

nice finch

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Thank you :) A lovely coloured bird
indeed, and one I hardly ever see in the garden.

Breathtaking said...

Rita Viselli
I was delighted to see it, and now it's found a regular supply of seeds I will see more of them.
Hugs and kisses.

Breathtaking said...

Frank
I usually see the greenfinch in the farm nearer the fields, but not in my garden, which is located higher on the mountainside. I know it's a fairly common sight on bird tables in England but sadly not here.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Yes, they are pretty birds, nice that you see them also in your garden.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
It's bright plumage is almost more yellow than green, at best lime green, but the male is as you say a handsome fellow, deserving of better photos than these, which I hope to acheive one day.

Breathtaking said...

Adam
Hi Adam! So pleased you like this brightly coloured bird:)

Maria said...

I like all the different poses and the yellow feathered pattern. I didn't know they were so yellow. I like the close-up very much!

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So close, Sonjia. Stunning images. I am curious for your next post to see the family. Greetings, Joke.

Breathtaking said...

Maria
I do try to get shots showing diferent poses, as some birds are even more beautiful seen from the back which I think is the case of the young juvaniles, which are not so yellow. Glad you like the closeup:)

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
Thank you Joke:) Yes, they were quite nearby, and I'm delighted that the family come to feed each evening, although they seem to prefer the shade, which is a pity as their beautiful colouring would show better in the sun.

Mary Brown said...

They are very beautiful and the photos are well achieved. kiss

Linda said...

Cool! We have goldfinches but not green ones.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Good morning... Beautiful pictures .. A hug from Spain ..

salma said...

Thank you for the wonderful birds, butterflies and dragonflies world, beautiful day :)

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you! Their more yellow than green plumage is very striking, a lovely sight to see.
Kisses right back to you:)

Breathtaking said...

Linda
The finches are lovely birds with a large variety of colours.Hope one day to see more!
Have a good day!

Breathtaking said...

Ana Mingueze Corelli
Hi Ana,thank you, and kisses right back to you:)

Breathtaking said...

Salma
Lovely to see you here:)Thank you Salma for your kind words.
Hugs.

Bob Bushell said...

The Greenfinch, oh, it's beautiful. Great pictures.

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:) Yes it is a bright and beautiful bird, at least the male:=)

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