greenfinch


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greenfinch

a common European finch, Carduelis chloris, the male of which has a dull green plumage with yellow patches on the wings and tail
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As has been widely reported, greenfinch numbers have dipped in recent years because the species has suffered from the spread of the trichomonosis disease.
During the past few days the number of greenfinches visiting my bird-table has doubled to two!
Greenfinch numbers declined as seeds became less available on farmland so they do rely, in winter, on our bird tables.
The rise in sightings of goldfinch, long-tailed tit and coal tit, along with chaffinches and greenfinches, goes to show that in the absence of cold weather they can survive the winter months in good numbers.
Members of the public taking part in the RSPB's annual Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend could also record bumper sightings of other resident British birds such as greenfinches, great tits and long-tailed tits.
Up went the bins and there she was, a fine female Vietnamese Greenfinch and below, and just to the left a slightly more resplendent male.
Sightings of every bird in the national top 20 increased on numbers recorded last year, apart from the three finches - chaffinch, goldfinch and greenfinch, a trend that was also seen on Merseyside.
Jeffers, of Greenfinch Close, Croxteth, was found guilty of driving down Bridge Road, Crosby, while talking on his mobile phone.
"It's not a panacea," says David Woolgar, engineering director of Biogen Greenfinch, one of the companies aiming to develop AD plants in the UK.
The New Cat keeps bringing things into the house--a hedgehog, a greenfinch, a frog.
However, the greenfinch and wren have both seen their numbers increase over the past 27 years by 67 per cent and 140 per cent respectively.