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I have been interested in nature for most of my life but since I retired I spend as much time as I can exploring the nature reserves and wildlife hotspots of my adopted home, Dorset in southern England. Whilst out I record what I see and take snaps where I can (I am no photographer!) and that forms the basis of my Nature of Dorset website. When I find something new I like to research it and write about it in my nature notes, it is how I learn and hopefully you might find my notes helpful as well!

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26 January, 2015

Greenfinch: the poison challice | Nature Notes from Dorset

Whilst looking at your garden bird feeders you surely cannot over look the greenfinch (Carduelis chloris). It is a bad tempered species that is reluctant to share with anyone and it will stand its ground against all comers!
In the shade they can look a bit nondescript, even dowdy, but in the sunshine they are revealed as a beauty, dressed in glorious shades of green and yellow. The male becomes even more brightly coloured as spring draws nearer. They are related to the canary.

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Greenfinch: the poison challice | Nature Notes from Dorset