Phil Pearce

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Goldfinch

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The Goldfinch

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“Carduelis Carduelis”

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This highly coloured finch with its yellow wings and red face eats mainly seeds and insects.

They are 12cm in length and have a 21 to 25cm wingspan. They weigh in at just 14 to 19g

There are 1.2 million pairs of breeding birds in the uk.

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In order to encourage these beautiful birds into your garden, plant teasels as they are great for attracting insects. When the seed heads dry out the goldfinches thin beaks are ideally suited to extract the

 tiny seeds from between the spikes.

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