Beeston Village News & Events

Goldfinches gladden the hearts of Beestonians, when they visit bird feeders, with their bright red face, black and white snood, jet-black wing with broad yellow wing-bar, and black tail with white spots. After the bird’s general health had been checked it was released back into the wild. Goldfinches forage on teasels, seeding thistles and burdocks, so justify these being included in wildlife management areas. Towards the end of the last century the number of goldfinches in Britain had been brought dangerously low by intensive trapping for the cage-bird trade.

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