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finch

a bird in the family Fringillidae; includes about 125 species, many of them companion birds such as the common canary, linnets, goldfinches, the zebra and Bengalese finches.
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Wildlife experts said Ian's bird was only the third leucistic chaffinch seen in the UK.
The chaffinch rose to third place from fourth in 2007, and the greenfinch also made an appearance in the top 10 at number eight.
One of the most vocal, and beautiful, birds that you may be lucky enough to spot is the cheeky chaffinch.
If you cast your eyes upwards you may spot up to 25 different species of woodland birds including robins, wrens, chaffinch, woodpeckers, tits and nuthatches.
A chaffinch taking a rest in Valley |Gardens, Saltburn, picture by Ray Simpson, of Marske
Debanjan Basak (pictured), of Chaffinch Walk, Netherton, and Imran Shakoor, 38, of Fell Grove in Sheepridge, appeared before magistrates in Huddersfield.
And he immediately proved that by wrongly identifying the chaffinch as the bird whose chirps have often been described as sounding like the phrase "a little bit of bread and no cheese".
Chaffinch flocks may include bramblings, again picked out on call by their distinct sharp "juwee" separating them from chaffinches.
SCOTLAND'S most abundant garden bird is the chaffinch, the world's biggest bird survey has revealed.
Joseph Randall, from LIchfield, meets a two-week-old Suffolk White lamb on a crisp sunny day at Ash End House Farm, Middleton, near Tamworth Picture, RICHARD EATON; A bluetit among the spring blossom JP040308Sun-08; Sheep and new-born lambs in the field at Ash End House Farm JP040308Sun-06; Catkins dangle in the breeze JP040308Sun-10; Bark begins to flake as trees shed their winter coat JP040308Sun-03; A chaffinch takes a rest from his search for food JP040308Sun-09; Crocus flowers bask in the watery sunlight JP040308Sun-04; Snowdrops in the churchyard of St Mary's Church, Burford, Shropshire JP040308Sun-04
The tawny owl, chaffinch, cuckoo, great tit, greater spotted woodpecker, song thrush, barn owl, wren, blackbird, blue tit, nightingale and robin will serenade you throughout the day.
Eventually I decided to recite one of his favourite poems - the first verse of Robert Browning's celebrated Home Thoughts from Abroad: 'Oh, to be in England now that April's there, and whoever wakes in England, sees, some morning, unaware, that the lowest boughs and the brushwood sheaf Round the elm-tree bole are in tiny leaf, while the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough In England now