In the first two months of 2002, this bird was notable by its absence but, over the last two weeks in March a pair were seen on the edge of the garden, and in April the Greenfinches were nest-building in our Macrocarpa tree. After that, the sightings became less frequent again. Could this be anything to do with the squirrels nesting in the same tree, I wonder?

Photos (left) - March 2002

However, from September the Greenfinches started paying visits to the feeder, enabling me to get the pictures below, which will enlarge.

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The Greenfinches continued to be occasional visitors then, in June 2003, an unusual bird visited the feeder:

At first, I thought this was a new bird altogether, but the yellow flash on the wing (see below) confirmed it as a juvenile Greenfinch.

Here, the youngster is standing firm in the face of an incoming House Sparrow.

All of these pictures will enlarge.

Photographs - June 2003

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Photographs (above) - October 2002.

Greenfinches are also to be seen on the cliff, where this rather splendid male was good enough to pose for the camera.

Photographs - July 2003