Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Greenfinches Continued

Female Greenfinch Carduelis chloris

 


 

 
The adult male Greenfinch has as you can see on a previous post an attractive yellowish green colour, whilst the female shown here, has a much duller brownish greyish green colour, different again from the streaked juvanile. It's a small bird of (15cm) with a relatively heavy pale triangular beak. All have slightly forked tails.

36 comments:

Giga said...

Kobiety dzwońce też są śliczne. Lubię te ptaki. Pozdrawiam.
Women greenfinches they are beautiful. I like these birds. Yours.

TexWisGirl said...

the little white wing scallops really are pretty.

Adam said...

cute finch

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

Another beautiful series, Sonjia. You're good with birds. I think I am not patient enough to sit still and wait. Your pictures are great. Greetings, Joke

damian said...

Very very good shots :)
Greetings ;)

Bob Bushell said...

Oh, one of the best. Lovely photos.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Hi friend... I love it... Congrat .. Nice captures...

Maria said...

Beautiful, how you shoot them in the grass, low on the ground.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
They are not as showy as the males but just as pretty in their own way.
Cheers Giga:)

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Yes, the scallops are pretty, but they made it difficult for me to identify this bird as the female. I hope I got it right!!

Breathtaking said...

Adam
I can still keep them coming,.have loads of cute finches to show!
Thanks for calling by:)

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
Thank you Joke:) I really don't have to wait for long.Birds are creatures of habit just like us. If I put food out at certain times they soon get to know when. It's just a matter of a few minutes before they all arrive for breakfast, lunch and dinner.:=)

Breathtaking said...

damian
Hello Damian:) Thank you so much. I appreciate your visit:)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob:)I was so pleased when all the family came to supper, and they have been back since, but they have increased in numbers. I sometimes count six or more at the same time. They all keep at a respectful distance from each other,but I don't think they belong to the same family!

Breathtaking said...

Ana Minguez Corella
Hi Ana:) Thank you, I have warmed to these little birds ever since I first saw them in my garden, and now it's great that I can see them every day.

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Oh Maria! If I could shoot them in flight, or way up in the trees I would do so:) I'm still learning how to do that. Still, low on the ground is also good, and I'm happy that you like these captures.

Have a good week:)

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful bird:) Greetings

Breathtaking said...

ZielonaMila
Thank you:)I really like this bird also, a little beauty!

Stiletto ElsieXie said...

The photos in this post have greater clarity than in the last one - great shots. They look cute with the food morsel in its beak.

Isa said...

Belles photos !! j'adore leur chant, c'est un régal de les entendre...

Breathtaking said...

Stiletto ElsieXie
Yes, it's plain to see that these photos have more clarity, thank you:) I have taken more and better shots of the juveniles, but will leave them for a future post.

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Je vous remercie! Elles sont belles, et je suis d'accord leur chanson est belle.

Martha Z said...

Great images, you captured fine detail in those feathers.

ioan moldovan said...

Here is a small bird and quiet ... and starved!
Many greetings!

Mary Brown said...

I want to see all of your posts when I get on the blog but then I lose myself to put the comments in the right places. I have said that a ritual very funny. Raise their wings and head, pouring the tail-shaped shaker at the same time, releasing a series of notes not very melodious, with a nasal noise, ending with a sharp hiss. Excellent photos. kisses

Maria said...

Have you tried water fountain or baths? Some of these songbirds like to bathe and splash, don't they? Maybe if you cannot shoot them flying, you can shoot them while bathing. And they spread their wings when bathing!

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you for thinking about this Maria:) Just recently I had the same light bulb moment, and filled a sturdy glass ashtray (no longer in use) with water. It wasn't long before timy birds did come to splash about in the water. It was fun to watch them bathing, and I should eventually get some decent captures to show on my blog. I appreciate your thoughtfulness:)
Enjoy your day:)

Breathtaking said...

Marta Z
Thank you Martha:) I was quite pleased with these captures as they are better than the ones on my previous post.It would be great if they didn't hop around so much:=)

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
I have been watching them closely for two weeks and they have gained weight. They are such greedy little birds. The next time I post pictures of Greenfinches you will see how very chubby they have become:)

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
It can get confusing when you comment on more than one post, but I do appreciate your comments, which are always so generous.
Kisses.

Rita Vaselli said...

I do not stop to admire the perfect focus of these images that are hard to get so close!
Wonders of nature and the wonders of your talent!
Warm hugs, Rita.

Nancy said...

You are one talented lady with a camera in your hands....These are great shots as usual.....

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Thank you Rita, that is a lovely thing to say, you and I first and fore´most, enjoy the wonder of nature before anything else.
Warm Hugs.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Thank you Nancy:) The beauty of nature compells me to try to show it to the best of my ability, not always successfully, but most of all I love to observe Our Lords creations.

Have a good Sunday with your grandkids:)

Une Angevine said...

je le découvre

Breathtaking said...

Une Angevine
Ici je suis! Glad vous avez passé par.

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