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Greenfinch in flight

Observed: 19th March 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Greenfinch, in flight, Sandy Lodge, 2012-03-19 001
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This isn't a trick photo! This bird really did fold its wings completely in mid flight. This isn't uncommon, especially with smaller birds. Pity the picture isn't better, but it wasn't intended anyway - the bird just flew across in front of me.

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Fenwickfield's picture

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The picture is excellent I will now be spending the afternoon looking out the window to see if I can spot it as have lot's feeding around here.

Fenwickfield

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Good luck on that...

Hi Sheila,
I've never actually spotted them doing it, it's so quick! But I've caught it quite a few times on camera. It's very hard to get a good shot of it though, this one's about as good as I've managed.
The best shots I got on the day were a sparrowhawk - have a look if you get a minute. It's here on iSpot.

Regards

Simon