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Carduelis carduelis
UK Conservation Status (GREEN) 

The goldfinch is a highly coloured finch with a bright red face and yellow wing patch. Sociable, often breeding in loose colonies, they have a delightful liquid twittering song and call. Their long fine beaks allow them to extract otherwise inaccessible seeds from thistles and teasels. Increasingly they are visiting bird tables and feeders.

At the Wild North Devon hide and reserve there are many pairs of Goldfinch, always making an appearance with plenty of squabbling. Follow how these and other birds get on in my bird photography blog along with other wildlife in North Devon

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