Found across the UK all year round but less abundant in the north and west and absent from some upland areas, such as Pennines, and Highlands of Scotland, inner Hebrides and Orkneys.
- Graceful small yellow and green bird, medium lengthed tail, as its name suggests it wags its tail. Bright yellow head and underparts, rusty - brown streaked wings.
- Similiar to the male but with less yellow and generally darker head markings.
- 16 - 17 cms
- Grey, short & stubby
- Buff, medium in length
- Heaths, fields & hedges, gardens
- Hops, perches openly, takes off and lands on vegetation or ground
- 1 - 50
- Familiar 'little - bit - of - bread - and - no - cheese'.
Breeding & Feeding
- Low Bush
- 3 - 5, white blotched purplsh
- Incubation Period
- 11 - 14 days
- 2 - 3; April - June
- Seeds, insects & berries
- UK Breeding Pairs
- 1.2 million