Mr & Mrs Greenfinch

Today was a glorious, sunny day here in Mitcham. I even caught sight of a Buzzard circling high above the garden (thanks to the Pigeon Mafia, who took to the sky when they saw it). I was also visited by the Greenfinch pair. The sunshine afforded me the ideal opportunity to catch their glorious colour. The male was partially obscured by a twig, but the female was out in the open.

The seldom seen single winged Greenfinch

The Greenie kept looking up at the sky. I wonder if he too spotted the Buzzard?

Stay safe everyone...

Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos

(One bush does not shelter two Robins)

Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)


  • Lovely photos MC. Do they nest in your garden? I think they used to nest near us in some very overgrown Leylandii trees, which were cut down a couple of years ago. They were an eyesore but the birds loved them. Stay safe & stay home too!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Lovely set of photos, MC. The blue sky really sets off the colour the Greenfinches which are looking very smart.



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  • Gorgeous photos Paul, they look beautiful in the sunshine and so good to see Greenfinches as their numbers need to increase.


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Lovely pics, especially the female and especially the female wearing a wind blown mantle!


    Nige   Flickr

  • I like your Greenies MC, and your blue sky, go together well don't they. I too have had a couple visiting which I was glad to see again after losing them for a couple of years. Hope they continue to pick up in numbers.

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