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Species of the month:
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Common Name: Goldfinch
Latin Name: Carduelis carduelis
Identification: Unmistakeable: Goldfinches are small, colourful finches, gingery-brown above and pale below, with black and yellow wings, a black crown, white cheeks and a bright red face.
Behaviour: They are resident throughout the year in the UK although some migrate to Spain to avoid the worst of the winter weather! Goldfinches will come to feeders in the garden and hang around in large group (up to 100) in the winter.
Eats: Seeds- its beak is perfect for getting little seeds from teasel, dandelion and ragwort heads! They will also eat insects in the summer months.
Where can they be found? In various habitats including towns & gardens, farmland, grassland, heathland and woodland,
Wildife Gardening Tips:
Here are some tips on how to help goldfinches in your garden:
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