On the insistence of friends and associates who think that Kandalaksha’s saving grace is in developing birdwatching tourism I’m making a series of posts on local winter birds.
First comes.. Let it be Greenfinch (Chloris chloris or Carduelis chloris). While not edible – its edibility is mentioned solely to annoy the aforementioned friends and colleagues – it is said to sing pleasantly. Also the male, when overcome by lower instincts, is supposed to make flying feats. Greenfinches stays here for the winter and are often seen at feeding tables.