Ligurinus chloris – A common resident.
Only too numerous in our grounds, where in the old ivy-covered walls there were always plenty of nests. We were no admirers of this bright-plumaged bird, because of his ceaseless attacks upon our garden seeds in the spring. All had to be netted over, or nothing would have escaped him. One pair of Greenfinches had the audacity to build their nest immediately above our seed bed, but they did not meet with the success they had, doubtless, anticipated.