Thursday, 18 July 2013

More Finches

Juvenile  Greenfinch   Carduelis chloris
 

 

 

 

 

 
The adult female has grey-brown slightly streaky upperparts. The upperparts are tinged with yellow, and there is less yellow on the wings and tail than the male. The bills and legs of both sexes are flesh coloured. Juveniles are similar to females but have darker streaks above and below.This one is  pretty heavily streaked, so  must be a juvenile! I have taken quite a few photos of Greenfinches and will be showing more in other posts. 

40 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet. remind me a bit of our goldfinches.

Maria said...

These are so cute with so many varieties. I like these shots low on the ground, with the grass around them. They look so natural. I love to shoot small animals in the grass!

Maria said...

Sonjia, what kind of camera do you have? You have very clear, sharp shots, with great macros; do you mind sharing?

Lasse said...

I think so too it is a juvenile !
Best wishes to you!

Breathtaking said...

Maria
Thank you Maria:) I don't mind at all, I will leave all the info on your blog.

Breathtaking said...

Lasse
Thank you for the confirmation Lasse:) I also thought it was too heavily streaked to be an adult.

Have a good weekend:)

Giga said...

One są urocze i ładnie wyglądają poszukując jedzenia w trawie. Pozdrawiam.
They are cute and they look good in the grass looking for food. Yours.

Joke (Jokes Camera) said...

So cute, Sonjia. Fantastic that you could make these pictures. Really well done. Greetings, Joke

Breathtaking said...

TexWisGirl
Yes, I can see why.They are sweet little birds.

Breathtaking said...

Maria
They are very small birds, and small is cute. I have now found a way of enticing them to the grass
with sunflower seeds.

Have a good weekend:)

Breathtaking said...

Giga
These cute juveniles eat a lot of Sunflower seeds:)

Breathtaking said...

Joke (Jokes Camera)
I was so pleased to see them, and since then I have taken many more photos as they keep coming back for more seeds. I don't mind this as it means I get lots of photo opportunities, so you will be seeing more posts with Greenfinches:=)

Maria said...

Thanks for sharing your equipment Sonjia. I think you frame your shots so well; and these cameras don't have the hassle of switching lenses. Soon, I'll be getting what you have, in fact, I can't wait; the weight of my gear bothers me and I'm not that young anymore.

Noushka said...

Lovely pictures of the Greenfinches, both adult and juvenile!
So great to have them around, their colour is magnificent.
Do you still feed them??
Cheers, keep well!

Bob Bushell said...

Nice and well taken of Greenfinch Sonjia.

Rita Vaselli said...

How beautiful it is to me, calmly admire what moves continuously from the truth ... Thanks dear Sonija, to let me in your magical garden!
Have nice week end in precious summer days!
Hugs,Rita.

marijke said...

How wonderful that you could get it in such a beautiful close-up. Overhere the tree's behind my garden all full in leaves. I don't see other birds then a lot of starlings, the birdcherry is carrieng a lot of cherry's for the birds at the moment.
Have a wonderful sunday Sonjia

Breathtaking said...

Maria
You are welcome Maria, and thank you for your kind words. I also could not carry heavy gear around, but I do use a tripod for those distant shots.

Breathtaking said...

Noushka
Thank you Noushka:) I confess to feeding them, and I know I really shouldn't in summer when there is plenty of natural food available.
The truth is I would never see birds, if I didn't, as we are surrounded by conifers. Even the finches are shy here, but they do love Sunflower seeds, so I keep on feeding them:=)

Breathtaking said...

Bob Bushell
Thank you Bob, I was so thrilled to see these shy birds, at least here they are shy, and now I can't stop taking photos of them:)

Breathtaking said...

Rita Vaselli
Ever generous with your lovely comments Rita:) I love your visits.
Thank you so much Rita dear, and have a great weekend.

Breathtaking said...

marijke
I also do not see birds unless I feed them. If you want to entice birds to your garden Marijke buy some Sunflower seeds, it works like a charm:=)

Happy weekend to you.
Hugs:=)

Nancy said...

You have the most amazing birds in your garden and so glad you share them with us. This one is beautiful...

Stephanie said...

Amazing little creature! Finding food and stuff on its own. Cute little guy hehe...

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Dear Nancy I'm so pleased you think so because I have more Finch photos to show you.

Breathtaking said...

Stephanie
Yes indeed Stephanie it is cute and smaller than a sparrow. Brought to my garden by it's parents to eat the seeds I provide.

Have a good Sunday:)

Nortehanon said...

I wish I can take clear photos of birds, too. Someday, perhaps.

Breathtaking said...

Nortehanon
Hello:) Thank you for your visit:)
Taking photos of moving creatures requires time and patience more than anything. Good luck when you try!

Juliana said...

Cute!
Have a great day!
xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

Breathtaking said...

Juliana
Hi Juliana:) Nice to see you here!
Indeed! Thank you, and you too!

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful pictures, fantastic bird:) Regards

Breathtaking said...

ZielonaMila
Thank you very much:)Yes, it is!
Have a good week:)

Isa said...

Magnifique série !!! ces photos sont vraiment sympas et tellement attendrissantes ! bravo !!

Isa said...

elle série !! ces photos sont vraiment sympas et tellement attendrissantes !! bravo !!!

Breathtaking said...

Isa
Merci Isa! Je pense qu'ils sont attachants aussi. ils sont petits et doux.

Len said...

Do you get Jays in your garden? We had one the other day feeding off the seeds spilled from the bird feeder.
LEN

Breathtaking said...

Len
I have several posts of Jays and all were taken in my garden. They come every day, and several times a day.

Mary Brown said...

The rituals that males do are very funny. For those who do not live in the countryside here can get to know the animals on leno. Excellent photos. kisses

Mary Brown said...

Your garden is a paradise for animals, especially for birds to feeders where there. kisses

Breathtaking said...

Mary Brown
Thank you:) These tiny birds were quite difficult to see, as the light was poor, and my eyesight is not good.They would not go to the feeders, prefering to eat from the ground where they were very well camouflaged.I am pleased that they come every day now, and I look forward to seeing them.
Hugs and kisses.

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