Thursday 29 September 2011

Nanquidno Hawfinch

Late afternoon birding in Naquidno finished off what was a brilliant days' birding.  I was chatting about the days' sightings with Chris Griffin when he saw a Hawfinch feeding on sloes about thirty yards away.  We got a few record shots but it soon flew off.  We moved closer to where it was first seen and waited for it to reappear on the original sloes.  Within ten minutes it suddenly reappeared about ten yards away and I managed to take some nice shots of it in full sunshine.  About 40 minutes later the bird was refound near the Mill feeding on more sloes ( lower photo).  The bird was an adult male.


  1. who needs to go abroad with birds of this quality in sunny Cornwall. Great shots Steve.

  2. Stunning detail in these super images Seve.