• BirdForum is the net's largest birding community dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE!

    Register for an account to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

finches Nice south of France (1 Viewer)

selkie

Well-known member
i was out practising with my new camera when i came across a flock of about 15 finches feeding under the trees. One individual hung about looking at me for a while - though it was still a good distance away

I've seen a couple of things they look a bit like in the bird books but I'd be grateful if someone could give me an id

thanks so much

alison
 

Attachments

  • finch1.jpg
    finch1.jpg
    88.5 KB · Views: 82
  • finch 2.jpg
    finch 2.jpg
    108.4 KB · Views: 89
  • finch 3.jpg
    finch 3.jpg
    100.3 KB · Views: 76
  • group.jpg
    group.jpg
    142.5 KB · Views: 99

selkie

Well-known member
Thanks so much for the speedy replies AMC, colonelboris and rockfowl

I had it in my head that chaffinches were pretty bright red but on investigation that seems to be some of the lurid illustrations of the males.

Does that mean that these were all female or do the colours fade in the winter?

thanks
alison
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
Warning! This thread is more than 13 years ago old.
It's likely that no further discussion is required, in which case we recommend starting a new thread. If however you feel your response is required you can still do so.

Users who are viewing this thread

Top