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April 14, 2009

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The Zen Birdfeeder

Enda - thanks for your visit from across the Atlantic! Glad you like the post and thanks for adding a different flavor to my blog!

Enda McLarnon

First of all the pictures are great and highly detailed. The green finch isn't a bird that we see in Ireland so was interesting to have a close up view. Personally I like birds that are a little bit cheeky and these seem to match that criteria.

bevson

I would say yes! I had one in my flock this winter and there is an overall lemony look to them. Mine even had a butterbutt. Here is a look at the one I had. http://behindthebins.wordpress.com/2009/03/01/odd-yellow-pine-siskin/ Of course the undertail would be the clincher. Great shots, BTW, my Siskins are long gone.

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