Goldfinch

A brightly coloured finch with a red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in colonies, they have a loverly liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels. Increasingly they are visiting birdtables and feeders.

Latin Name
Carduelis carduelis

Photos

When the bird was spotted

Date Location Title Seen by Interestingness
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 ***
Italy, Sicily St Vito del Capo mike421 *
Germany, Marktrodach 3 goldfinches on cherry tree Hühnerhabicht **
Italy, Sicily St Vito lo Capo mike421
Germany, Kandern On bird feeder in the garden Hühnerhabicht ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Garden feeder b.m.stokesley **
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 **
Germany, Marktrodach Fischbach Hühnerhabicht *
Germany, Kandern in garden Hühnerhabicht ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Couby Newham Wildlife Park b.m.stokesley
Germany, Kandern in the garden Hühnerhabicht **
Germany, Marktrodach in the garden Hühnerhabicht **
Germany, Dagebüll in bushes near the streets Hühnerhabicht
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Lockwood Beck b.m.stokesley *
Germany, Marktrodach 3 in a tree Hühnerhabicht *
Germany, Kandern In the garden Hühnerhabicht ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors Busby b.m.stokesley
Germany, Marktrodach on a tree in the garden Hühnerhabicht *
France, not specified Oltingue mike421 **
Germany, Wissen 2 goldfinches drinking from a puddle in Hövels Hühnerhabicht **
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 **
Portugal, Algarve Tavira b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 **
UK, London in a tree in Hampstead Hühnerhabicht *
Germany, Kandern in garden on a tree Hühnerhabicht *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors garden b.m.stokesley
Germany, Kandern on garden terrace Hühnerhabicht *
France, Leymen In the garden mike421 *
Greece, Kalymnos From the balcony in Masouri mike421 ***
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors In the garden, Stokesley mike421 *
UK, Teesside and the North York Moors garden feeder b.m.stokesley
Spain, Mallorca Seen at Albufera Nature Reserve b.m.stokesley
France, Leymen In front of the house mike421 *
France, Leymen Goldfinch on teasel mike421 *
France, Leymen Goldfinches eating sunflowers mike421