Where to see them
In winter likes beech woodland, farmland fields near woods. Look in flocks of chaffinches and other finches. In autumn look along east coast woodlands and fields. Will visit gardens in winter.
When to see them
Watch out for them from mid-September until March and April. Occasional birds stay into May or even later.
What they eat
Seeds in winter; insects in summer.
|Europe||UK breeding*||UK wintering*||UK passage*|
|13-22 million pairs||0-2 pairs||45,000-1,800,000||-|