Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Hawfinch for the year...


It's a terrible photo, but this wing-stretching female Hawfinch showed brilliantly outside the Nene Park Trust office window at Ferry Meadows CP. We spent about 15 minutes looking without success before Chris Park located it resting on a branch just a short distance away!

Then the big girl dropped down into the leaf litter to munch on field maple keys, which she did with supreme efficiency. Pick up the key, manoeuvre it around with the tongue - chomp - off comes the useless 'wing' part attached to the seed, and Bob's your uncle.

Digibinned with Nikon Coolpix 995 + Leica Ultravid 8x42 BR!