While having lunch at Strathalbyn (about 50 kilometres SE of Adelaide, South Australia) I heard several European Greenfinches calling in the trees in the park by the river. I tried to locate one of them in a tree nearby, but it insisted on keeping most of the tree between itself and my waiting binoculars. I finally had a brief – perhaps two second – glimpse of the bird before it flew away. It did not return before I had to leave.
The European Greenfinch is an introduced species to Australia. It is reasonably widespread through the south eastern parts of coastal Australia. I have only been able to record this species on a handful of occasions, so this was a special sighting. Because of my fleeting glimpse I was not able to get a photo. To see some photos, and more information about this species, click here.