She will tightly weave leaves, moss grass and lichen to form an almost watertight bowl. However, when we talk about nesting material and we ask if birds need it, we are really asking – should we provided nesting material? The breeding nest of the goldfinch. I love watching them; they are so colourful. var f = arguments[len-1]; }; var target = $(that.id).find('.panel-wrap'); Goldfinches weave their nests so tightly that they will often hold water. The goldfinch is a colourful British garden bird, with its vibrant red face and yellow wing. _hsq.push(["setContentType", "blog-post"]); } However, when we talk about nesting material and we ask if birds need it, we are really asking – should we provided nesting material? They construct their cup shaped nests high in trees and bushes using stems, moss and plant wool and sometimes even decorate the outside of their nests with flowers! 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