For the last couple of days I have been waghing the greenfinches coming to my garden. One definitely looked sick and after he came, I washed everything.
The first one i saw sick was actually quite lethargic and looked big. The other one are not lethargic at all but looked different. I have attached few pics, sorry if they are not great, I was quite far.
What do you think?
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
Yes, I know greenfinches can have more than one brood. I have never heard of them breeding into August, let alone mid September and I also live rurally. That pair of photos in this thread is clearly not of a fledgling or juvenile. A good thing about identifying greenfinches is they can be identified both by sex and by age, in terms of adults v juvenile. This thread is clearly not a juvenile.
If you would like to post photos of your bird, I can confirm I.d. for you. Or, someone else can do so.
Ok if the bird is still ok tomorrow, I will show a picture but he is like the one above. I still don't get why they would tell me that he was a young if not? I have an other pic from earlier I can post.
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