Despite the name, the common redpoll isn't that common in the UK. This is because it doesn't breed here, but is in fact a passage migrant in the winter, predominately on the east coast.
The common redpoll is a member of the finch family and considered a small bird. It has two white lines visible on a folded wing, is whiteish below with black streaks and streaky brown above.
Their diet mainly consists of insects and small seeds from spruce, alder and birch.
This small to medium sized finch is a breeding resident found throughout the UK apart from the far west of northern Scotland. A social bird, it often feeds in flocks throughout the year.
An exquisite little bird, distinguished by red face and characteristic bright yellow wing bands.
This medium sized finch is a specialised feeder with a chunky downwards curving beak which is crossed at its end giving rise to its descriptive name.
With its powerful voice and frequent singing, the chaffinch is one of the birds most heard in woodland and parks.