Common Chaffinch, Queenstown, NZ

Alas, there is no uncommon chaffinch, but this common one is kinda pretty.  I saw my first-ever (and only one, so far) in New Zealand.

Puffed-up chaffinch with shallow depth of field

Introduced to New Zealand from the UK, it didn’t attract the hard-core birders in our group, who cared more about indigenous species and  a lot more about endemic ones.

I was happy to find a small bird that would stay still for the time it took me to notice it, get my camera ready, and focus.

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3 Responses to Common Chaffinch, Queenstown, NZ

  1. Jim Robertson says:

    nice catch light in its eye, Isabel

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