Back to the cold and wet of the UK after the heat and light of India. Fed the birds and even though it’s been 2 weeks they didn’t take long to appear. Here are a couple of shots of Bullfinches that frequent our garden.
Got a phone call from a friend asking if I fancied a trip to the Yorkshire Arboretum as they had a large influx of Hawfinch. Jumped at the opportunity as I’d never seen Hawfinch and they are not a common bird in Yorkshire. There were loads of people looking for the birds and a couple of areas where they had feeders etc. Managed to get a few shots of the Hawfinch but unable to get anything really clear due to the hoards of other birds. Also couldn’t get very close as there was no cover and the birds were fairly skittish. We didn’t stay long as there is always one idiot who wants to get closer and spooked all the birds. Was still worth the trip as I managed to get a new lifer and photographs of it as well