. Rural bird life of England : being essays on ornithology, with instructions for preserving objects relating to that science . Birds; Birds. â 'P^'^:^kMâ¬mmm0rf^^^^ CHAFFINCH. TJIÂ£ CHAFFINCH AND BRAMBLING. The Chaffinch is another little chorister decked out in gay attire, and well known, too, for there is scarcely a hedgerow, garden, wood, coppice, or shrubbery, that does not at some time of the year contain Chaffinches in abundance. You may easily recognise him by his mo- notonous cry of spink-spink, spink-spink-spink, the more frequently and loudly uttered provided you are close to his nest. By the first week in March, when the pale primroses are peeping from under the withered leaves, and the hawthorn shows the first signs of its coming vesture, we. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. Dixon, Charles, 1858-; Coues, Elliott, 1842-1899. New York : Werner Co.