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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:41 pm    Post subject: Can you Name this Bird Reply with quote

Hi Guys, i am back to you again looking for Information on this Bird. Today i heard a Cry or Tweet that i had not heard before in my Garden, so grabbed the Camera and got a few Quick shots of this Chap on the Wires (see pics), Again he was some distance from me, so Pics are not the best, Would love if someone here can put a name on him/her. Now it could be a very common everyday Bird, but its Tweet seemed strange to me, i had not heard it before. Many Thanks.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a greenfinch
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agreed. The barely visible yellow flash on the wing is the defining feature.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So its a Greenfinch, many thanks for the reply's.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To me, it looks a bit light coloured compared with the greenfinches we have on our feeder. If it's a bit smaller than the normal greenfinch - and we can't tell from the pic - you might like to consider a linnet?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I doubt very much that it's a linnet. The adult male has a much redder breast and the female and the juvenile are similar to each other, with streaky grey brown plumage.
I'm pretty certain it is a greenfinch. Often, at this time of the year, young birds have reached adult size but have yet to acquire the adult plumage - this can be confusing. I had a young robin hunting in the soil near me the other day. It's breast was only beginning to show a hint of the normal robin colouring. In a month or so it will have the usual red breast.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, Greenfinch. They all start to look a bit tatty this time of year - raising a family does that to you!
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