The Chaffinch is the UK’s second commonest breeding bird and the most colourful of the UK finch family. It can be seen across the whole of the UK.
- The male Chaffinch has a blue- grey crown with a pinkish breast, throat & belly. Their wings & tails are black with flashes of white.
- The female Chaffinch is duller in colour with a creamy coloured breast, throat & belly and a Buffy coloured crown.
- 14 - 16cm
- Blue/grey short and stubby.
- Black: medium in length
- Gardens, heaths, fields, woods, hedges.
- Flits, hops, perches openly takes off & landing from the ground and vegetation
- 1 - 200
- loud pink pink sound; delicate song ending in a flourish
Breeding & Feeding
- Low vegetation
- Lays 4-5 eggs on average, eggs are pale blue with blotches of red
- Incubation Period
- 11 – 13 days
- 1 - 2; April - May
- Seeds & fruit
- UK Breeding Pairs
- Breeding pairs UK 5,800,000