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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    Regards,Tony

    My Flickr Photostream 

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

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    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!

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    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.

    Lot to learn