Hawfinches are secretive and shy birds, which makes them quite difficult to spot although they are the largest member of the finch family here in the UK.
They have large, powerful dark beaks and feather colourings of oranges, browns, whites and dark detailing on the outer wing.
In recent years, traditional breeding areas have severely declined.
Their diets mainly consist of seeds, shoots and buds.
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.