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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 27th July, 2011)

Sitting Scared


Sitting Scared
A female chaffinch sits and recovers her composure after flying into our patio door window.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Konica Minolta Dynax 7D)
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Comment by: Mick on 27th July 2011 at 08:15

A lovely colored bird the most common bird in Britain.

Comment by: Maureen Andrews nee McGovern on 27th July 2011 at 08:32

Awww bless her..I hope she soon comes round.

Comment by: Walt ( North Yorks ) on 27th July 2011 at 22:19

Surely Rev Long there's too much Green to be a Chaffinch, I think it's a Greenfinch. A lovely photo though. I do hope it made a full recovery. ( female Chaffinch have shades of grey/brown, white wing -bars)

Comment by: Dave on 27th July 2011 at 22:29

This is definitely a Chaffinch - but could be a juvenille male.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 27th July 2011 at 22:56

Maureen - she did indeed come round after about half an hour, and flew off. Walt - it is a chaffinch - I've a series of pics of a male adult feeding its young, with very similar colouring to this one. We have had greenfinches in the garden, so I know they're more strikingly coloured than this. As Mick says, it's the most common bird in Britain, though I'd not seen as many elsewhere as we get here in Wigan.

Comment by: walt (nth Yorks) on 28th July 2011 at 08:06

Well, i'll bow to your superior knowledge Rev David. Here in Nth Yorkshire we get a lot of finches, in our garden its not uncommon to see greenfinch, chaffinch, goldfinch and bullfinch as well as siskin a cousin to the finch familly. We
have seen 40 goldfinch all at the same time at the bottom of the garden waiting their turn to feed on our feeders.

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