Then there was a little greenfinch, just fledged, fluttering along the ground, and it seemed quite possible to catch it, till it managed to flutter under the blackberry bush.
I saw it first, looking after the greenfinch, and she sat on th' nest.
The RSPB said it noticed a continued drop during its Big Garden Birdwatch - when 585,000 people watched their garden for an hour in January and recorded what birds visited RSPB scientist Daniel Hayhow said: "Trichomoniasis has reduced the greenfinch
One trend to emerge was a fall in the number of finches - chaffinch, gold finch and greenfinch
- both nationally and in the North East.
Sightings of every bird in the national top 20 increased on numbers recorded last year, apart from the three finches - chaffinch, goldfinch and greenfinch
, a trend that was also seen on Merseyside.
This showed that greenfinch
and starling numbers were continuing to decline, but reaffirmed the success of the house sparrow, which topped the Welsh and UK surveys.
We know that common frog and greenfinch
populations have declined as a result of disease and keeping an eye on our British garden species is crucial if we are to understand the threats to their health, which not only affects individual animals, but can impact entire populations.
Sharon has shared one of the pictures with us for this week's Picture of the Week - a greenfinch
during feeding time - but she's yet to capture one breed of bird during peak feeding time.
However, the greenfinch
and wren have both seen their numbers increase over the past 27 years by 67 per cent and 140 per cent respectively.
I rushed into the garden and came back with a greenfinch
wedged in my mouth.
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Sightings increased for every bird that features in this year's top 20 list - except for the three finches, chaffinch, goldfinch and greenfinch
, the results showed.