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The current conservation status of the Greenfinch (Chloris chloris) in the UK is RED (meaning the species has been accorded the highest conservation priority and requires urgent action) because of its ‘recent severe breeding population decline’. So, I was very gratified during yesterday’s walk to see at least six birds, including 3 males sitting in treetops, wheezing their strange call, and females nearby taking notice. Let’s hope this attraction translates to fledgling success this breeding season.

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