- Aug 30, 2013
- Central California
- Real Name
The scientific name for the European Greenfinch is now Chloris chloris.
I like them myself, and I have many slightly blurred images of Blue Jays. They tend to be skittish and jump around a lot. Often when I approach the window with a camera, they flee. I once had a flock of them descend on our yard around the feeders. They were so busy eating and chattering, they ignored me at the window, and I got several pics with as many as eight of them eating under the tree.Another Blue Jay Photo. I think Blue Jays are beautiful and I’ve found a park they seem to like. But it is still challenging to get close enough to one for a photograph. And even harder to get a clear shot through the branches. And rare that the light is favorable. But sometimes it happens.
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A shot from 32 years ago to illustrate my grump. I have hundreds of shots of nesting cycle of a pair of Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Except when the photos were taken and captioned they were a Blue Tit (Parus caeruleus).I estimate that at least 25% of the captions on my natural history slide mounts now have an out dated scientific or common English name.
I used a photo of a European Greenfinch in a blog post recently which is why I remembered the new scientific name. All my slides are captioned Carduelis chloris.
The Blue Tit is no longer a Parus or simply a Blue Tit. It's now Eurasian Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus). Another reason for grumpy blog posts.