Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Hawfinch

A flock of Hawfinch have temporarily took up residence around the grounds of Biddulph Grange North Staffordshire . Upto 23 birds have been sighted on a number of occasions , today I was content in just seeing twelve . It was a cold morning with overnight snow and temperatures at minus 5 , and at 8-30 in the morning didn't you know it. I was on my own for the first hour with birds coming and going but never staying in the same place for more than a few minutes . They were obviously feeding elsewhere and using the car park as a look out and stop off place , with such a vast area of beech and yew trees it was impossible to find there favourite feeding place so it was a case of just freeze your bits off and wait . I was rewarded with excellent views but always a little to far for the camera , and always perched on the top most branch.

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