The bullfinch nest is built by the female and constitutes mainly twigs and moss. Bullfinches often like to nest in bushes and shrubs, as well as woodland. There was a time when bullfinches commonly nested in orchards, but elimination by farmers and gardeners has led to a rapid decline of the species in these areas.
Typically, the bullfinch will produce eggs that are very smooth and light blue. Breeding begins in March/April and eggs usually take between two and three weeks to hatch, and, once hatched, both male and female parents help to feed the young.