Sunday 9 October 2011

New Hawfinch images

Several birders enjoyed the previous Hawfinch post, so here are four more of the best ones I took last week at Nanquidno.  I was lucky to get such unexpected close views.   The camera has recorded some intricate detail of this adult male, including the strange primary feathers and huge head.  According to the literature, the massive bill packs around 80 lb of pressure, just enough to crack open the sloe berry kernels, as shown below. 


  1. fantastic shots. The eye is captivating.

  2. A beautiful bird that we don't see in the North East. Pity because there are thousands of sloes this year.