Taken in our garden in ’Doncaster this morning At one point there were 10 of these birds on the feeder and 20 birds feeding in total in the garden They love to come and feed on the seeds

It is a small, short-tailed finch, 11.5–12.5 centimetres (4.5–4.9 in) long with a wingspan of 20–22.5 centimetres (7.9–8.9 in) and a weight of 9–12 grams (0.32–0.42 oz). The bill is short, conical and sharply pointed and is pale yellow with a dark tip. The adult male is largely brown above with darker streaks. It has a red forehead, a black chin and, during the breeding season, pink on the breast and face. The flanks are buff with dark streaks and the belly and undertail-coverts are whitish. There are two pale bars on the wing. The adult female is similar but lacks the pink on the breast and face and has less streaking on the flanks. The juvenile has a pale head with no red forehead and less black on the chin.

For Ray who shares my love of photography

Taken with Canon SX30 IS

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture Audrey!

  • Thank you

    – Audrey Clarke

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Great capture!

  • Thank you Viv , much appreciated

    – Audrey Clarke

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 3 years ago

    Wonderful shot!! Thank you for sharing it!!
    Animal Photography

  • Thank you Ruth

    – Audrey Clarke

  • Linda  Makiej
    Linda Makiejover 3 years ago

    beautiful capture…. :)

  • Thank you very much Linda

    – Audrey Clarke

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much

    – Audrey Clarke

  • DutchLumix
    DutchLumixover 3 years ago

    wonderful capture, well done !!!
    Kind Regards, Erik

  • Thank you so much

    – Audrey Clarke

  • rasim1
    rasim1over 3 years ago

    Awesome image!!!looks like sparrows.

  • Thank you

    – Audrey Clarke

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopover 3 years ago

    27th February 2011

    Congratulations Audrey.

    Please enter our Daily Doubles Monthly Challenge

    Irene and David

  • Thank you David, will do

    – Audrey Clarke

  • jennimarshall
    jennimarshallover 3 years ago

  • Thank you so much for featuring my work

    – Audrey Clarke

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKover 3 years ago

    Wonderful.

  • Thank you Don for stopping by to comment

    – Audrey Clarke

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