What Does The serin look Like ?
Serins are small finches with short stubby bills and forked tails. Both sexes have streaky yellow brown upper parts, paler streaked under parts and lemon yellow rumps. Males have bright yellow heads with darker patches on the crown and below the eye, females and juveniles are much duller. They have been recorded annually in the UK in small numbers
How Big Is It ?
Aprox 11.5 cm ,. weighing 12 g
Where does it live?
Serins nest, sometimes in together in groups, in parks, gardens, churchyards, cemeteries and other suburban locations that offer dense cover. On continental Europe it breeds in woodland and cultivated areas like olive groves.
In similar places to breeding. Northern and eastern European birds are migratory; those to the south and east are largely resident.
When does it Breed ?
April to July , 3 - 5 eggs, Incubation 13 days , young fledging at 14 to 16 days, Double Brooded Nests in Trees
Where to see it
Records of serin have almost entirely been from southern and eastern England, but they have never been present in large numbers.
What does it eat
Seeds, buds and small invertebrates.
When to see it
Most records are in April and May, although it has been recorded in the UK in all months.