Goldfinch, Carduelis carduelis. Resident and summer visitor, now fairly general except northern Scotland. Gardens, orchards, hedgerows, avenues; riverside alders and waste ground in winter.
DESCRIPTION: 5 inches. Sexes alike. Adult plumage unique. Juvenile is streaky and has no head pattern, but wing as adult.
VOICE: Musical call note defies description but once associated with bird is diagnostic; also a loud double alarm note. Musical-