Greenfinch (Chloris chloris)
Species
Greenfinch (Chloris chloris). Male. Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 13th 2017.
Male. Taken at Otmoor, Oxon., on April 13th 2017.
(1/250th sec at f13. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 14 - 16 cm; WS: 26 cm

The Greenfinch is a rather stout finch. The male is unmistakable with a yellowish-green breast and yellow edges to the primary feathers. The female is rather duller, with less yellow on the wings and tail.

It found throughout the British Isles, but is only a summer visitor in north-west Scotland.

It breeds at woodland edges, in wooded pasture and copses, and in parks and gardens.

Some British birds spend the winter in southern and western Europe, but most are resident.

There are about 1.7 million pairs in the UK.

Sightings

14-Apr-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
30-Mar-2019 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (2+)
26-Mar-2019 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon (2)
23-Mar-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2h)
23-Feb-2019 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
09-Jan-2019 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)

15-Nov-2018 : Extremadura, Spain (1)
10-Jul-2018 : Greenham Common, Berks (h)
20-Jun-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
09-Jun-2018 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (1)
08-Jun-2018 : Barnwell Country Park, Northants (h)
18-May-2018 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
15-May-2018 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (h)
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
10-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (h)
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
19-Mar-2018 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
04-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
17-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (2)
10-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (4)
07-Jan-2018 : Northmoor, Oxon (3)

30-Oct-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
09-Oct-2017 : Titchwell Marsh, Norfolk (3)
02-Sep-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
18-Jul-2017 : Greenham Common, Berks (h)
09-Jul-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
11-Jun-2017 : Velebits National Park, Croatia
09-Jun-2017 : Paklenica National Park, Croatia
07-Jun-2017 : Starigrad, Croatia
06-Jun-2017 : Plitvicka Jezera National Park, Croatia
03-Jun-2017 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (h)
07-May-2017 : Lardon Chase, Berks (1)
30-Apr-2017 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
13-Apr-2017 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
08-Apr-2017 : Garden, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
06-Apr-2017 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1h)

18-Sep-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (4)
11-Sep-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
16-Jul-2016 : Crookham Common, Berks (1h)
02-Jun-2016 : Lymington-Keyhaven NR, Hants (1)
01-Jun-2016 : Lymington-Keyhaven NR, Hants (2)
22-May-2016 : Lardon Chase, Berks (1h)
19-May-2016 : Marston Meadows, Oxon (1h)
14-May-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
13-Apr-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (2)
31-Mar-2016 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon (1h)
28-Mar-2016 : Barton Fields, Abingdon, Oxon (3)
25-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
13-Mar-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1)
13-Mar-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
27-Feb-2016 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1h)
14-Feb-2016 : Allotment, Abingdon, Oxon (1+)
23-Jan-2016 : Otmoor, Oxon (3+)

29-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
20-Dec-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
07-Sep-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (1)
23-Jul-2015 : nr Novo Hodzhovo, Bulgaria
21-Jun-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
16-Jun-2015 : Heddon Valley, Devon (1)
01-Jun-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
04-May-2015 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
30-Apr-2015 : Arne, Dorset (1)
30-Apr-2015 : Stoborough Heath NNR, Dorset (1)
27-Apr-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (h)
04-Mar-2015 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (h)
22-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
21-Feb-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1m)
01-Feb-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon (2)
17-Jan-2015 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)