Hawfinch in St Hilda’s churchyard, Ampleforth- 17th January


Hawfinch- pencil in sketchbook
Hawfinch- pencil in sketchbook

With the temperature down below minus 10c overnight, I was driving past St Hilda’s church, Ampleforth and noticed the unmistakable heavy outline of a Hawfinch in the top of some beech trees. I pulled over and had good views of this massive billed finch as it surveyed the churchyard probably attracted by the yew trees on which they are known to feed. I hope to have more sightings over the next few days. Hawfinches are very elusive though so watch this space…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s