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Conservation Status (GREEN)
The chaffinch is one of the most widespread and abundant bird in Britain. Its patterned plumage helps it to blend in when feeding on the ground and it becomes most obvious when it flies, revealing a flash of white on the wings and white outer tail feathers. It does not feed openly on bird feeders - it prefers to hop about under the bird table or under the hedge. You'll usually hear chaffinches before you see them, with their loud song and varied calls.
There are a few pairs of Chaffinch at the Wild North Devon hide, if you want to see more check out my bird photography blog for more wildlife in North Devon
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