While a lot of birds are declining in so many places, goldfinches, according to the January issue of BBC Wildlife, seem to be on the up – in Britain at least. They quote a “91 percent rise in the UK’s breeding population during 1995-2010”, which is wonderful news.

So it would be interesting to know how this delightful little bird is faring in the P-O. Sometimes large flocks can gather in the autumn but do any visit your garden? And if so do you think there are more than there used to be?

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