A fellow birder was already in situ and had seen one bird across a field so we decided patience would be our virtue. In no time at all I heard an unusual sound behind me and turned to see a Hawfinch immediately above us on top of a tree and despite the shocking white sky we enjoyed seeing all the features.
Then, by way of a treat, two buzzards past over disturbing everything, amongst the myriad of Siskins was a single chaffinch but to our pleasure we counted six Hawfinch, one of which settled to roost (I think), as it remained with us until it was time to go.
A short but very sweet visit and although we don't have the same birds we both reached 195 for 2012 in Kent.
|A record shot but a shot none the less|