The Chaffinch is one of our favourite garden birds with its bold colouring and apparent cheerful personality!

This video is also one of our favourites showing the male colouring perfectly as it feeds gleefully on the sunflower seed feeder. He appears to move around to show off his wonderful feathers!

The RSPB link to the Chaffinch can be found here.

Facts about the Chaffiinch

  1. Bullet Otherwise known as Fringilla coelebs, or “bachelor finch”

  1. Bullet Second most abundant breeding bird in the UK

  1. Bullet Its numbers are increased in the winter as many north european Chaffinches migrate to the UK

  1. Bullet Other than seed, the Chaffinch eats insects, mainly caterpillars

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