Tuesday, 6 February 2018

6th February, 2018 Slaugham Churchyard

Mark M. kindly let us know of around a party of 18 Hawfinches which were occasionally showing in the churchyard of Slaugham church yesterday. We decided to visit this morning although we were unable to arrive at dawn when the Hawfinches leave their roost, but did arrive around 09.30 and met up with Mark who was already on site. We spent the next 90 minutes or so watching around 4-5 birds arriving at the top of some trees where they spent several minutes before dropping down into some nearby yew trees and then they were lost to sight. One bird came straight over our heads giving good flight views. Many thanks to Mark for the information and picking out the Hawfinches.

Male Hawfinch at Slaugham

Female Hawfinch at Slaugham