Arguably one of our most colourful finches, both male and female chaffinches have black and white wings, and a green rump. Males have a pinky face and breast and a blue-grey crown, while females are sandy brown. In winter, our chaffinches are joined by others from Scandinavia and Northern Europe, and will of
Similar in size and shape to the chaffinch, the male has a black head in summer, and an orange breast with white belly. In flight it shows a long white rump.
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... Not to be put off, Tom led us though a long established beech wood which was alive with chaffinches, many feeding amongst the leaf litter. ...
... But it was still cold! On the way we had stopped at Talkin Tarn, where100 or more Bramblings had recently been seen mixed in with a large flock of Chaffinches. ...
... seeds provided. There were reed buntings, goldfinches, greenfinches, chaffinches, house sparrows, great tits and blue tits. Two ...
... a number of tree sparrows visiting the feeders, but the most numerous birds were the goldfinches that covered the grass with a few chaffinches and greenfinches ...
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This repetitive and monotonous song is the chaffinch 'rain' call, and although it is far from the most melodic part of this bird's repertoire, some consider it to foretell rain, though this is highly disputable.
Each season brings a different experience at our nature reserves.
... Conservation. View publication. Time in captivity, individual differences and foraging behaviour in wild-caught chaffinches. Wild-caught ...