a tree or bush.
Neat nest of roots,grass and cobwebs.
Tree seeds, such as Alder and Birch, and on Thistle,
and Dandelion seeds.
It's name comes from the Latin for Thistle, Carduus.
A mixture of red, white and black on the head,
and bright yellow wing bars.
On closer inspection male Goldfinches
often be distinguished by a larger, darker
that extends just behind the eye.
In females, the red face
does not reach the eye.
12 to 13 cms.
5 to 6. Pale blue with reddish markings.