When I first photographed this distant thing I thought it was a greenfinch, but then this photo appeared to show it with a stripy and very yellow belly. But that bill looks very greenfinch-y, so I'm tempted to attribute the yellowness to weird evening light, and the stripiness to an artefact of puffed-out windblown feathers.
I suppose I'm hoping it's a siskin, which I haven't photographed yet, but that bill is just to big, isn't it?
http://www.flickr.com/photos/steve_dewey/sets/72157623533703702/ (there's birds there - and some are actually sharp!)
Its not a Greenfinch. My money is on Siskin with theta forked tail.
I would also say siskin.
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This is a male Greenfinch-
Note the hefty pinkish bill and the green underparts- Siskin would show a pale whitish belly with obvious streaks on the flanks. The streaky effect is shadows / edges to the belly feather tracts.
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is it a juvenile greenfinch then seymouraves??
it's a Male - see my previous post :)
Juveniles are very streaky and not solid green on the underparts
See this pic-
Here are a few pics of my greenfinch visitors. With respect the link you provided looks more like the picture that was originally posted which is why I still think it is a juvenile :)
Another for adult male greenfinch that appears to also be singing.
Definitely singing, although if you think I could remember a bird song by the time I got home.... :D
Okay, greenfinch it is :)
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