Saturday, 20 December 2008

Saturday 20th December

Not the best shots I know (how I wish that branch wasn't in the way!), but a record of the male Hawfinch that was present in the Parish Playing Fields, Barming this morning. It showed well on and off while I watched from the house between 08:30-09:30. It's feeding on seed keys of the field maples around the perimeter of the playing fields. Looks pretty fearsome in the zoomed in image below...look at that stare!!!

It wasn't associating with any other birds today, although there good numbers of Fieldfare, Redwing, Greenfinch and Goldfinch in the same trees. Strange as it's almost 2 years to the day since I had the flock of Hawfinches that frequented the playing fields for 4 months!


Greenie said...

Adam ,
Roll on the weekend you said , and it worked out perfectly .
I would be happy with views of a Hawfinch , never mind pictures as well .
Well done .

Warren Baker said...

Yep. I'm going green with envy here Adam. Good shots.

Ken said...

I agree with my fellow bloggers Adam. It is always great to see a Hawfinch, plus get a photographic record of it.