If the Chaffinch weren't so common, the pretty male with his blue hood, pink face and head and white wing bars would be considered exotic.
He has a white vent and white under- tail feathers.
The lower back, usually hidden, is olive green.
The wing bars are variable.
The female is much plainer than the male.
She has a slight pinkish tinge to her brown front
and a muted shadow of the male's pattern.
A tatty one
The wing bars are variable
This one has a white eye-ring (except for the eye line).
A young male starting to colour up to breeding plumage
Possibly a young male with crest (and white eye-ring)
The white tail edge feathers show in flight
Wing bars in flight
Chaffinches in the Snow