We’ve got lots of Goldfinches in Orchard Park, they look and sound lovely. Why not take part in a citizen science project being run by the British Trust for Ornithology to find out why they’re increasingly common in our gardens? Click on the link above for more information.
From the BTO:
The Goldfinch Feeding Survey is running between November 2015 and February 2016 inclusive. You do not need to provide bird food to take part in this survey.
This survey will support new research being undertaken by BTO Research Ecologist Kate Plummer, to investigate whether the increasing use of garden bird foods by Goldfinches is helping their national population to grow.