Identifying Features: The Siskin is a small finch, about the size of a blue tit and with similar agility. They are generally yellowish-green and yellow with a dark streaked belly and striking yellow rump, wing bars and sides of the forked tail. The legs and bill are dark brown.
Average Length: 12 cm
Average Lifespan: 2 years
Average Wingspan: 20-23 cm
Where to see: In the breeding season, look for siskins in the tops of trees in suitable habitat in Scotland and Wales, where they are fairly common. In winter they are seen more widely across England as well.