Just by chance looking out of the window I spotted this little greenfinch rummaging through the leaves of the Berberis outside. We have heard the greenfinch bird song here occasionally but not actually seen him too often. Here was a chance to capture a shot of this garden bird but unfortunately through glass. Opening a window would be too disturbing.
Greenfinches are quite common in the UK and can be seen most of the year round.
They are sometimes called the Green Linnet. They are quite distinctive in flight with the yellow and green flash and forked tail.
They like to frequent bird tables looking for seeds like sunflower and then can be seen squabbling with other birds.
Carduelis chloris or greenfinch likes to visit gardens where there are shrubs, woodland, hedgerows, orchards and feast mainly on seeds and insects as seen in the last photo.
I enjoy taking photos of birds and wildlife, but sometimes shots like in the images above need some photo editing. Taking photos through glass is not ideal you end up with reflections and a misty image. Having Photoshop is one thing, but learning the techniques to improve images with the various features it has to offer is another. To this end I will be attending a 2 day online seminar this weekend - ‘Photography, Photoshop and Publishing’ run by Ycademy. I’m really looking forward to a very informative and stimulating weekend to help and improve my wildlife photography.