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  • n. Plural form of chaffinch.


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  • Birds such as chaffinches are also responding to higher temperatures

    British Blogs

  • Within a couple of minutes there were great tits, blue tits and chaffinches all round me and all inquisitive.

    Country Diary: Strathnairn

  • Their absence has triggered a flurry of letters and emails to the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds from anxious householders disconcerted by the absence of blue tits, greenfinches, chaffinches and house sparrows from suburban Britain.

    Why Britain's garden birds are staying in the country

  • Our blue tits and chaffinches are perfectly happy in the countryside at the moment.

    Why Britain's garden birds are staying in the country

  • They were at once confidently identified by my companions: chaffinches, reed buntings and yellowhammers but no tree sparrows, although between 15 and 25 are now resident in this wetland, brought back by the establishment of the Cary Marsh nature reserve.

    Country diary: Cary Marsh, Somerset

  • A few weeks ago, a flock of chaffinches came down to pick the ground clean of its seedy harvest.

    Country diary: Sandy, Bedfordshire

  • Blackbirds, thrushes and chaffinches will all have nesting sites in the hedgerows.

    Country diary: Northumberland

  • Two robins are engaged in a musical duel, chaffinches flit from branch to branch plinking and chinking constantly.

    Country diary: South Uist

  • Rowan nods, knowing he could never tell her he has only ever heard birdsong online, or that he and Clara once spent a good hour watching video footage of chirping sedge warblers and chaffinches, nearly in tears.

    The Redleys

  • A thrush was singing madly on a hazel tree, with two chaffinches calling 'pink-pink' every time he stopped.

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