Sunday, 21 December 2008
Sunday 21st December
The shortest day of the year and at home again looking after the kids. Still glancing out the window to look for a Hawfinch between sessions of Kerplunk and playdough takes the edge off it! The male Hawfinch showed well again today in one of the field maples on Barming Parish Playing Fields at 10:40. I managed a few more shots, but poor light and breeze put pay to any crystal clear shots. The bird flew off high at 11:00 and I managed to keep on it long enough to see it alight in one of the trees in nearby St Margaret's churchyard. Mike Buckland managed some excellent photographs of Hawfinches in the churchyard 2 years ago(http://www.kentos.org.uk/Photographs/06HawfinchBarmingMar11.htm) so I think it will be well worth checking out this location again.