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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

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Saturday, 1 March 2014

Chaffinch in breeding plumage [Fringilla coelebs]

The chaffinch is the UK's second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK's finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You'll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls. RSPB.







45 comments:

  1. Beautiful bird. He sometimes visits my garden.
    Greetings

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    1. Yes, they are everywhere, sort of.

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  2. these birds are SO incredibly handsome! i like them better than your goldfinch.

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  3. Those finch you perfectly photographed, Bob.
    Much detail in the feathers, sharpness is superb, my compliments.
    Have a great weekend, Irma

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    1. That's nice, most appreciated Irma.

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  4. These shots are quite brilliant Bob ! Love the expression as well as the whole composure , beautiful bird.
    Couldn't get the Santana video to work I am sure it was something wonky at my end,
    I will just image Santana music in my head .lol

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  5. He has a beautiful and subtle coloration. Great photos, and I appreciate the information on him--thank you, Bob. Oh--and Santana! Such great taste you have! X

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  6. BOB bonsoir c'est bien le pinson des arbres que je regarde trés souvent aussi chez moi
    Un oiseau avec de belles couleurs qui n'a pas trop peur de nous je trouve bise

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  7. That's one smart looking fella there Bob......no!..the Chaffinch!
    And a cracking set of images...[;o)

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  8. Lieber Bob,
    schöner kann man diesen herrlichen Vogel nicht präsentieren.
    Tolle Aufnahmen sind dir da gelungen.
    Einen schönen Abend wünscht Dir
    Irmi

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  9. Nie tylko ptak jest piękny, ale Twoje zdjecia również. Pozdrawiam.
    Not only does the bird is beautiful, but your image as well. Yours.

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  10. Just starting to come into their excellent plumage, superb captures Bob.

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    1. Thanks Marc, and yes, they are coming to beautiful plumage.

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  11. Those are top notch photos of a very beautiful bird, Bob. Would love to see one of these.

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  12. Hola Bob unas imagenes de lujo de esta bella ave.Un abrazo y feliz domingo

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  13. What a beautiful bird, love their colors. Awesome photos!

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  14. Such a dainty little charmer. I am always fascinated at how well bright/strong markings camoflague so well when the bird has its head down and is ground feeding.

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  15. What an adorable bird Bob! Gorgeous photos!!
    Great shots!
    Dimi...

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  16. Great set of photos Bob, i like no3.


    peter

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  17. What a gorgeous little creature. You images are stunningly perfect.

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    1. Ooow, my images, stunning, thanks Hilary.

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    2. These are really brilliant photos Bob - beautiful, I like them!
      Nice day
      Crissi

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  18. I love how tight and close these are!

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  19. What absolutely fabulous captures Bob. WOW! Such a gorgeous little bird!

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  20. always AMAZING photos; another of the stunning birds you see Bob

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  21. Beautiful little bird! Soon they will return here too.

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  22. Excelente serie de este precioso macho de Pinzon vulgar.Un abrazo

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  23. Magnifique photo de ce non moins magnifique oiseau!
    A quand la femelle? qui est certes moins colorée mais attachante également?

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    1. I shall put up the female a bit later, but, she feels sad, mdr.

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  24. I love this series of photography!! Well done. The bird is mighty colorful and you captures some personality along with it!!! Oh, and Love Santana. ;-)

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  25. Beautiful capture of a beautiful bird.

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  26. Una estupenda serie del pinzón en la que éste parece posar para mostrar la belleza de su plumaje. Un abrazo,

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  27. Truly a beauty!
    Love the details!

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  28. Un oiseau aux belles couleurs et bien agréable à regarder . Très belles photos,.

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  29. So common yet so beautiful. Great shots of this feathered enchantment.

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