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Photo Information
Copyright: Ian Marshall (ianemarshall) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 500D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-10 11:14
Viewed: 3455
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken during a Wildlife Photography course at CenterParcs in Sherwood Forest. Unfortunately I'd just changed the shutter speed to try something out when the bird flew in shot so the photo is a little dark. Nevertheless I like the shot.

About the bird:
The chaffinch is the UK's second commonest breeding bird, and is arguably the most colourful of the UK's finches. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You'll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls.

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