Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
Hertfordshire, England, 1984

Greenfinches are sociable birds, and the arrival of a flock in an English garden has a distinctive sound, as they chatter and call to each other.

If an intimidating array of photographic gear is introduced to one of their familiar feeding sites, the more timid individuals gather nearby to encourage their bolder associates.

"Go on, fly between those strange black boxes! They won't hurt!"