Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Hawfinch, Ham Lane

These days a rare sight indeed around here. With only a couple of exceptions all recent records have come from here, the Ham Lane area of Ferry Meadows: and then only one or two, usually in the middle of winter. Is this a species on the edge of extinction around Peterborough?

Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes), female

Digiscoped with the Nikon CP995, Leica APO77 and 20x eyepiece.