Meet the Model – Chave the Chaffinch

CHAFFINCH Fringilla coelebs Length 14 cm Wingspan 28 cm Weight 28g Population 6,000,000   The Chaffinch is the UK's most common finch and sometimes overlooked and not fully appreciated despite being one of our most colourful garden visitors. the striking double white wing bars and primary and secondary wing feathers. Its summer plumage is brighter [...]

Garden Birds – Who’s the winners and who’s the losers

For 40 years amateur birdwatchers have charted the dramatic changes in the Big Garden Birdwatch, run by conservation charity the RSPB. The wildlife survey, which began in 1979, has charted how birds such as the song thrush and greenfinch have been overtaken by the woodpigeon and long-tailed tit. As it returns this weekend, the RSPB [...]